Sunday, April 25, 2010

The 'Train Museum'

Before the race expo on Friday, the boys and I decided to pop into the transportation museum, which Pierce calls the train museum.  They do have things other than trains, but Pierce is obsessed with the trains.  It was 4:00, and the train yard closes at 4:30, so we hit that first.
Pierce sang his Thomas the train song for background music.

This engine looks like a powerhouse, huh?  Reminds me of Gordon.

Unfortunately, with the double stroller I couldn't go up on many of the engines. 
But it was still fun to look.

Now this caboose?  It's been there a long time.
I have pictures of me as a child with my brother, Taylor, at this very table inside the caboose.

I like this old mail carrier train.

They also have various firetrucks around.  A cool second choice, after trains.

And over by the train yard playground, there's this guy:

I've always wondered where Glen Echo Amusement Park was.
So I finally googled it.  Turns out it was an amusement park from the early 1900s to 1968 that served the Washington D.C. area.  Guess that explains the 'Union Station' sign on the inside.

Once 4:30 hit we headed inside.  Where there are plenty of entertaining exhibits to be found.

But have no doubt.  Pierce's FAVORITE parts are the toy trains, which run as far as the eye can see.
I just love how there are upper levels to this display, as well as kid's eye view levels.

Even Cort and Reid were impressed.

I have a feeling that with 3 boys, I'm going to have a whole lot of 'train museum' trips in my future.


Stephanie said...

We're that way with prehistory museums. :)

Anonymous said...

Awwww, what a fun day.

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