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All aboard!

All aboard!
I'm pretty weird... I don't know if I should be embarrassed about this, but I took mother downtown the other weekend to the Toronto Railway Museum to ride on the miniature train.

Several years ago, I went down there one weekend and made some photos of the miniature steam locomotive. When I got home and showed mother the pictures, she asked me if I took a ride. "No," I said, thinking that the train ride was for children. But then I joked that perhaps we should go for a ride one day.

(Mother had a tough childhood and started working when she was only 10 or so. She hardly ever had playtime like a normal child. Well, now that she is retired, I think it's time that she enjoys life and does the thing that she missed doing as a kid!)

Well, fast forward a couple of years, I decided that there is no better time to do it than now!

Alas, the Toronto Railway Historical Association was running a mini diesel GO Train this time, not a steam loco. Luckily my mom would not know any better!

We had a good laugh being the gray-haired middle-aged man and a grandma on the train. But what the heck, I'm old and starting not to care what people think of me!

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The Chairman 8
The Chairman 8
You stirred a memory! I'm sure they had a mini-steam train that round round Shibden Park in Halifax (Yorkshire - to avoid the obvious association) not sure if it still runs!

Enjoy life! If you both had a good time, what else matters! :-)
7 weeks ago.
Canadian Pacific
Canadian Pacific
Well, when I was in N Yorks in 2007, I took the Yorkshire Coastliner bus from York to Whitby, and the bus made a stop at Grosmont. When I looked out the window, the North Yorkshire Moors Railway steam loco was just pulling into the station! I for a nanosecond thought if I should abandoned my plan to visit Whitby and tried to get on the train, but decided that a ride on the steam loco probably required a pre-booking, but I did drool big time thinking about it!
6 weeks ago.