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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Ruby Tuesday - The George Washington

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No fear, Braden and Dalton are at the controls....

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A couple of unruly passengers...


Lunch time!

About the George Washington:
The George Washington, first started as a heavyweight train in 1932, was C&O’s premier passenger train with the best service and sleepers. It ran from Washington to Cincinnati, with sections splitting off at Charlottesville to Newport News Virginia in the east, and at Ashland NC to Louisville Kentucky in the west. Through service was offered to Chicago west of Cincinnati via New York Central. The George Washington was completely upgraded with new cars in 1950. The Pere Marquette railroad merged into the C&O in 1947, and the C&O took control of the B&O in the 1960s (and eventually merged it in 1976), hence the presence of B&O cars in C&O trains toward the end of the George Washington’s streamlined era. Read more HERE , HERE , and HERE .

Tomorrow I'll show you more details inside! Linking with Ruby Tuesday


25 comments:

  1. I wish all cafe cars still looked like that - what a treat! The boys look like they're having a great time:)

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  2. I would ride this train anywhere it wanted to take me. Travel by rail was always to best and most relaxing way to get from place to place.

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  3. this must have been in past seasons with the boys in shorts. :)

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    1. no! this past weekend, it was nearly 70!!!

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  4. The train is really nice but I love the unruly passengers!

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  5. Fine photos of a this steam train. The name Pere Marquette was given to a series of railroad car ferries used to move RR trains across Lake Michigan. The last two were steam ferries Pere Marquette 21 and 22, both constructed in 1924 in Manitowoc, WI. These steam ferries carried 30 loaded rail freight cars each which saved hauling them around the lake. They both ended their service on Lake Michigan in 1971 after 47 years. The hulls were converted to a barge and a derrick and continued life in the Caribbean until the 1980s. There is only one steam ferry operating on Lake Michigan now, The SS Badger, and it no longer carries RR cars, and may no longer run due to air pollution. The era of steam is long past.

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  6. It looks really pretty on the inside as well! Love the dining area.

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  7. Cool! Love historical things like this...thanks for sharing!

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  8. Cool pics! One of the things I loved about visiting Roanoke was going to the Railroad Museum and the O. Winston Link Museum. The photos were just fabulous!

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  9. They must have loved this! I would have too!

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  10. LOVE this...and those unruly passengers look pretty well behaved to me - what great photos!

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  11. This must have been a really neat experience. I am glad to hear you had some great weather. I remember it being a nice day. We were in the Shenandoah's ourselves and loved the weather, though I don't think it was quite as hot up there. You have handsome boys, I love the red hair.

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  12. Your lads look like they are having a great time. Brilliant!

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  13. That''s the way to travel, whether you 12 or 15 or 45 or 85!

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  14. The boys look like they had a good time!

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  15. Those are two handsome young men!

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  16. So nice that you have willing models.

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  17. One day a photographer will ask you to have your sons as fashion models!
    It is not a joke:)

    Have fun!

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  18. Your boys are so cute! :)
    I am sure this was a fun trip. Makes me think I need to go to the "subway" museum here.

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  19. How fun for you and your boys!! I love old trains. :)

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  20. Did you have the place to yourselves? Very plush!

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  21. what's for lunch? i am hungry? eating on a train & doing the restroom bit (is that an ok way to say it??! giggles) is a tough time on trains. how do folks travel on trains for their normal way of travel?? it keeps you looking drunk for sure. ha. ha!! ( :

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  22. Your sons have some serious red hair going on!

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