Nothing sounds so lonely as a old train whistle…
And the sound of a steam engine just sounds so fine.
The chaka chaka of the wheels.. and that whistle of the
steam engine. I love it.
About 9 years ago, there was a steam engine that went thru
our town, going to Montana. It stopped in Ponderay to load
some of the people who made reservations. It think the lady
said it cost $499 for a round trip.
If I had that kind of money,I sure would have loved to gone..
It went to Montana, I want to say Helena, and you stayed over
at the hotel, and it headed back 2 days later.
I was at the gas station in Kootenai, when I heard the whistle
blowing for the Whiskey Jack Road, so I grabbed my camera
from the car and waited. Sure enough, she went down the
tracks heading for Ponderay, looking so fine, with the steam
clouds following behind…
WOO… WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO .. WOO… WOOOOOOOOOO
Just love it.
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