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Canadian National 89

Happy New Year and welcome back! It's been a wonderful Holiday break and I hope you enjoyed the time with family and friends. I also want to thank you all for your wonderful holiday wishes. Very much appreciated! ;-)

While away, my Happy New Year post received nearly 3900 visitors on December 31, a very pleasant surprise. Having just discovered this while writing this post, I'll have to look in my Google Analytics account to see where that traffic spike originated. What a way to end the year.

But it's 2012 now and time to jump back in the groove and continue to ride the train toward success. Speaking of trains, today's image was taken toward the end of Summer 2011 when I visited the Strasburg Railroad in Pennsylvania, site of this All Aboard post. There are many vintage and still operational machines there including the Canadian National Railroad's number 89, built in 1910. I nearly missed this shot, seeing it the last minute as it was about to pass, so I had to grab the camera and focus quickly. Would have loved to have gotten more in the frame but glad for catching this much in action.

Canadian National 89
Canadian National 89

While doing a little keyword research I came across this video (3:19) tribute. It has some nice photos and is set to music by the Backstreet Boys.

 Have a great day!

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All Aboard!

I hope everyone has enjoyed a lovely Thanksgiving Holiday break. It was a fantastic time for me and the family and I really had an opportunity to unwind. As we think about the holiday season, which is officially underway, I often think of the many means of travel involved with visiting family and friends. One such method dating back to yesteryear is the train system. Below we have a look at a typical train stop as the passengers prepare to get aboard for a relaxing ride.

All Aboard!
All Aboard!

For a look that takes us back in time, I offer this B&W conversion.

All Aboard! - B&W
All Aboard! - B&W

I hope you enjoyed these and thank you so much for visiting!

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