Today was a blast from the past when my friend John and I went on the Prairie Dog Central for The Great Train Robbery. It was a ton of fun even though it rained for more of the trip and was freezing cold outside. The train leaves Inkster Junction and travels at a very slow pace to Grosse Isle. We could see people in vehicles stopping all along the way to take pictures when they saw the train coming and some that took pictures while they were driving. The funniest thing was how the cows in the fields ran for their lives when the smoke came towards them.
I highly recommend this adventure. Here are some images from our day:
The robbers coming to get money from the unsuspecting passengers.
Handing money over at gunpoint.
Waiting for his company of thieves to come back with the money.
Love the train with the autumn leaves around it.
John got to sit in the engineer’s seat.
This is part of a movie set that is being shot in Grosse Isle.
Amazing how much smoke filled the air.
Well, It was certainly a fantastic day! The children loved it and I would recommend the trip to everyone…..seated in a coach 107 manufactured in 1911 and pulled by a steam locomotive set in operation during the Louis Riel Rebellion in 1885. History come alive!
Thank you for the historical input John!