The Wabash Railroad, Wildwood, Mo, 040813

We heard about the

The

Wabash Railroad

and decided that we’d go for the ride on Sunday.

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We found that it was a tiny railroad, with engines built to scale:

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Here’s a video of a t rain leaving:

DS cycled up and back, a matter of about 60 miles! This left a seat free in the car for our friend Karthik O.

Here’s the family:

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Here’s the yard:

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This notice on the water tower was hilarious…”not for human consumption”…but apparently, the trainmaster is not considered human!

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We went chugging past the limestone bluffs of the area:

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The tracks crisscrossed many walking and cycling trails. I loved this tandem bike with a provision for a young child!

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Here’s another locomotive, built to scale:

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There were lots of volunteers to man the railroad, here’s one being the guardsman:

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We were thrilled that the train ran through Mohan, Missouri!

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A filming crew was at work, and our train ride took a long time as we were held up.

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Mother and daughter whiled away the time:

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Here’s the video!

It’s not a loop, so the train had to go to the end point, have the engine de-coupled and reconnected, and then we were brought back:

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Here’s a ticket:

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Here’s a ticket-holder:

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The woodland was lovely:

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At the departure point, engines use the turntable:

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Here are the rules:

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