I love Trains and all things Western. Saturday morning I enjoyed both.
When I saw in the paper the Steam train at Florida Gulfcoast Museum was running and they expected the Hole In the Head Gang to visit, I knew I had to goDon't forget to click on the photo to see the details enlarged.
Floridas Railroad Museum is located in Parrish, Florida only a 30 minute drive from my home. the train runs on weekends and the train IS the museum. I have loved trains my whole life . Click on Ridin The Rails to see why my archived post on why I love trains.
the month of February is Steam Engine month and for 2 days only, the word was out the train would be visited by The Hole In The Head Gang and that 5 US Marshals would be aboard the train. Saturday I picked up my friend Barbara and we headed out to ride the train and unknown adventures
As far back as I have memories, I have been an Avid Fan Of All Things Western. I devoured Zane Gray and Louis Lamour as fast as they came into the library. I am sure over my lifetime I have read thousands of westerns and watched hundreds of western movies.
for the next few post, I will share the ride, the train robbers, and of course The US Marshals (they will recieve their own post).
Above is inside of one of the cars, there were two open and two closed. NO AC or Heat in these cars. who cares? not me. Below is the outside view.
One of my fondest memories comes from Six Gun Territory, Ocala Florida. Mother took us there several times when we were growing up, even in my late teens, I still loved it, hokey though it was and since this made me think of it and the fact it closed in the 80's, I searched and found a clip of Six Gun, this will give you and idea of what we saw Saturday.
Coming Soon to a blog near YOU... Gunfight at Periwinkle Junction