One of my all time favorite gifts came in the early 1960's when, as a little boy, I received my first model train set. It was a Christmas gift from my Grandfather who was a train conductor and a model train builder.
With the gift came a card that simply read "now you have trains of your own." I cherished those trains, taking care of them and setting them around the Christmas tree every year. As time went on I would add new pieces to my train set. It now resides in my garage, taking up the entire room. My grandson and I play with it every time he visits.
My model train set in my garage.
Outdoor railway traveling through my garden.
“One of my all time favorite gifts came in the early 1960's”
Scale Model Train Show has rare and collectable models.
Steam train I bought for my grandson.
I enjoy going to model train shows to get pieces to add to my collection.
Traveling is a wonderful experience, whether with friends or by your lonesome. Many places with breathtaking marvels have a lot of undesirable elements in between said marvels. Enter trains. Like a hotel on wheels, trains are a life saver.
My son has become obsessed with trains, like I'm sure most young boys do. He seems to be really passionate about it and I want to encourage his newfound hobby, so I would love to get advice on train activities and museums in the Los Angeles area.
While my parents were visiting Los Angeles, my Wife and I decided to take them to the historical Olvera Street. Since it's located next to Union Station in Downtown Los Angeles, we decided to go in to see the architecture of Union Station.