Daily Archives: February 17, 2015

The “Valentine Train”

This weekend, Motor Man and I, along with our friends, Bev and Bill, went to Boyertown, Pennsylvania to spend Valentine’s Day aboard The Colebrookdale Railroad. (Not only are Bev and I “shelling” buddies, but we, along with our husbands, are also train fans, and have been on many train trips together.)

 All aboard!

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It was cold and snowy outside, but inside, the dining car was festively decorated for Valentine’s Day.

dining car bev 2-14-2015 3-30-49 PM

We were treated to chocolates, cheese, a cupcake (with a little chocolate candy train on top) and sparkling cider. And, each of the ladies was given a long-stemmed rose.

candy rose cider 2-14-2015 3-40-57 PM

Bev had a little fun with her rose.

bev bill rose 2-14-2015 3-30-29 PM

…while I went with the more traditional pose.

jr db with rose 2-14-2015 3-30-40 PM

 Scenes like this were common all along our ride.

scene from train 2-14-2015 5-02-28 PM

And the sun was setting as our ride came to an end.

sunset from back of train 2-14-2015 4-58-46 PM

The Colebrookdale Railroad just began operating last October, and, so far, has had limited excursions. We had a wonderful time, and the all-volunteer crew was very friendly and accomodating.  Steve, in particular, shared information with us about the history of the Colebrookedale Railroad and the ongoing restoration of the train cars.

We stayed the night in Lancaster, about an hour from Boyertown, and returned home on Sunday; a fun trip with our friends.

~These Days Of Mine~