Tuesday, 15 May 2018

A Trip on the French Lick Scenic Railway...

Ever since visiting the French Lick Scenic Railway back at the end of October last year, I knew that we'd be back for a ride on the train at some point in the future. With my Mom visiting us, we decided that it would be fun to take her to the French Lick Scenic Railway so that we could show her this picturesque slice of southern Indiana. Riaan is  still a huge fan of trains and railways and so we surprised him with a ride on the train, too!

We had a lovely journey through beautiful forests and fields as the train wound its way to the little village of Norton. It stopped at Gradman Station and headed back to French Lick a little way past this point. We had a great day and it was a fun trip on the French Lick Scenic Railway! :)

 The train as we approach the railway station.
 Riaan in his element. He loves trains!
 Another view of the old steam locomotive.
 Riaan looking at the 1940s-era diesel locomotive that pulls the train.
 A tram runs between the two large hotels in the area.
 Going over a level crossing.
 The train conductor welcomes us aboard the French Lick Scenic Railway.
Riaan was very excited!
 Eliza had a nice nap on Granny's lap.
 Sitting in the carriage.
 Passing some old trains and railway equipment.
 A pretty iron bridge.
 View towards a lake.
 Hunting hide visible in the trees.
 An 1800s log cabin.
 Chugging past open fields.
 The locomotive at the turn-around point.
 Stopped at Gradman Station, before heading back to French Lick.
 A lovely old house.
 Pretty red barn.
Riaan enjoying the view from the train! :)

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