Monday, December 13, 2010

Ruby Tuesday: Little Boys and Trains

One day in late October Hubs and I were out on a drive looking at the fall foliage and we came upon this backyard train. I don't know if the owner had been a railroad man or not but the train track covered at least a quarter mile and went through this covered bridge over a small creek. My jaw dropped at the amount of time and work it must have taken to erect such a replica of track and train.
Here you can see the caboose is behind a flat car.
A closeup of the caboose.
We could not see into the other end of the covered bridge but I feel sure we would have seen an engine. All this was about 500 feet off the road on private property. I would have loved to see into the bridge; but more than that I would have loved to see the train running. I can't help but wonder since it is now Christmas time if lights and a Santa might be added.
My Boys
This is my son with our Grandson Sammy. In this photo Sammy is one day short of being one month old. I did not take this photo. It was taken by Rebecca Danzenbaker of Arlington, Virginia. She did a super job capturing father and son.
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Janie B said...

Cool caboose! Your son is very handsome, and your grandson is beyond adorable. I feel your pride. I'm anxious for Sunday, as my new granddaughter will be here for the holidays. Can't wait!

Ralph said...

The son and grandson appear in wonder, this precious new person such a beacon of love and light in each other’s life.

(Not to mention grandma, either :>). A true gift!

The train id great, rolling around the yard and under a nicely detailed covered bridge. All these rubies are wonderful!

Anonymous said...

Sammy looks just like his father. What a great photo. I love the train. Was it actual size or made to scale? How clever the owner was. You capture the best things. :)

Rose said...

Oh, I would love to have that train for Lorelei!!! Wonderful find.

You have a handsome son and that Sammy! I cannot believe how he has changed in a month...he looks older than a month. To me anyway.

DrillerAA09 said...

That backyard train is just the best. The portrait is what families are all about. Ya gotta love those grand kids. Merry Christmas, and have a happy RT.

Jeri ~ said...

Cool train, it would be very cool all decked out for Christmas.

Your son is very handsome and that grandbaby is a DOLL!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That is taking your hobby to extremes, that train set is! I bet he does decorate it for the Holidays.

Your grandson is precious and his daddy looks so proud ad happy. It really is a great portrait.

Happy Holiday Season. We are off this week for Florida (where it is chilly).....

chubskulit said...

Sammy looks so sweet and cuddly!

Snowy Rubies

Neal said...

Those are nice shots! I've always like trains!

Felisol said...

What an intriguing train masterpiece you have captured.
I'd probably contacted the owner and politely asked him about his hobby and love.
I can't help thinking, someone using that amount of time and industry to fulfill a dream, also would like to get some credit for his achievements.

Your son and grandson are so goodlooking and seem to be fully content with just being themselves.
Congratulations and blessings to all of you.

Maria @ LSS said...

Love the train. Your boys are very handsome.

Maria @ LSS

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Carletta, I'm in awe of that train.... WOW--someone spent some time and money doing that... Love the caboose and the covered bridge... How neat!!!!

Great picture of your handsome son and grandson. That baby has his Grandmother's red hair, doesn't he????? That is so special.

George said...

You sure have a couple of handsome young men in your family. It would have been neat to see that train running.

JunieRose2005 said...


Wow! What a couple of handsome guys you have !

Sammy sure is an alert month old!! Love all that hair!!


Dianne said...

the train set-up is wonderful, I love the covered bridge

your son is very handsome and Sammy is adorable
I love his hair and his eyes and he's looking right at the camera
smart kid! :)

Mimi said...

Fabulous train, carletta, imagine having that in your garden?
Precious photo of your son and grandson, he looks very alert for one month old.

quilly said...

Some people do have a passion for their trains!

What a wonderful photo of your son and grandson. I love the look on the baby's face. He has his daddy's eyes and forehead.

kaye said...

I love Sammy's hair, and what a handsome daddy. How fun to have a miniature train :)

Anonymous said...

lovely train shot. beautiful family you have. both handsome-looking guys. ;-)

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

My two favorite photos are your Son and Grandson, Sammy, and the Christmas stocking for Heidi!!!!

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Gattina said...

The train is cute, but your little grandson more, I will see mine now at Christmas, he will be one months old.

Denise said...

A lovely post, lovely photos, especially the one of your son and grandson. Just so warm and loving. Thanks for sharing this Carletta.