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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Thursday Theme Song: JUST FOR DAD!!!

Today's Thursday Theme Song, Engine, Engine #9 by Roger Miller, is dedicated to Dad.  We thank
Hootin' Anni for sponsoring this fun meme.

All of the pictures were taken at a Live Steam event in Apex, NC.  It is held each year in April and October.
The April meet is always right around Dad's Birthday.  Dad is about to drive an engine in the 2nd picture.
Engine, Engine #9, coming down the railroad line
How much further back did she get off?
Old brown suitcase that she carried, I've looked for it everywhere
It just ain't here among the rest and I'm a little upset.
Yes, tell me Engine, engine #9, coming down the railroad line,
I know she got on in Baltimore
A 110 miles ain't much distance
But it sure do make a difference, I don't think she loves me any more.
I warned her of the dangers, don't talk to strangers
If by chance she find a new romance, warmer lips to kiss her
Arms to hold her tighter, stirring new fires inside her
How I wish that it was me instead of he that stands beside her.....

 This picture is of several different train whistles....and the all are in working order and LOUD
The shed is where all the wood for the tracks and train trestles are cut with a big saw.
The variety of trains at the meet is amazing....such workmanship and devotion goes
 into making and caring for them. 

This is Dad on the right and  his friend Mr. Lee tending to his engine
Mr. Lee machined nearly all of what you see.
One of the many train trestles built by all of the members of the Live Steam Club.
Absolutely amazing.
And last but not least here is Mom just before one of Dad's friend's
'let' her drive his engine....

 Now to hear this very lively and fun song please click on this video below


  1. A cool train! Mom wishes she could haves one of those! Never mind that there is no place for it!

  2. Well I hope you got him one for his birthday! :)

  3. That looks like fun! I'm amazed at all the trains and the trestles ... wow! There is a lot of love and hard work in that hobby.


  4. Oh my both are King and Queen of the Road this week...well RAILroad. How awesome is this?!!! Love it.

    Thursday Theme Song

    Have a super wonderful day!!

  5. woooohooooooo!!! I want to ride on that train. I would have a great time with that.

    pawhugs, Max

  6. Sure wish we all could take a ride on those trains! Looks like so much fun!

  7. What a grand post!!!!!!!!!!! If we come to visit, can we ride on that train with your dad or mom????????

    Love to y'all.

  8. Lovely little traind and looks like your dad had the best time judging by his smile.. Hugs GJ xx

  9. I love trains too and love that song!! I'll be singing it all day today!! Lots of love, Debbie & Holly

  10. Can I's gets a ride on dat cool train?

  11. I wanna ride on that train too!!!

  12. How neat. Those are such great trains.

  13. Maid
    That is so neat!
    You could not have selected a better song!


  14. My Mom loves trains and they look like so much fun to ride on.

    Jazzi and Addy

  15. So cool! I want to ride one!


  16. My nephews will go crazy seeing these trains.

    What about ourselve, how often we talk to starngers?

  17. Super duper post for your Dad!
    Kisses and hugs

  18. Those trains are pretty cool, Madi!


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