Trains – Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

08 Aug

Trains are wonderful. Think about them and visual this. Just sit and listen to them passing in your neighborhood, rumbling over the train tracks with the occasional whistling of their horn. It’s kind of relaxing. One of our favorite things when driving and getting stopped at the railroad crossing due to a train, is counting how many railroad cars are behind the locomotive. You must be thinking, “WOW – they live in the deep south if that’s their highlight!” Snorts – but really it can be interesting.

If you have children in the car, it helps with their learning in counting numbers. If it’s just you, it helps to pass the time. I was actually in the car one time with mommy and we got stopped by a train. The big train and the noise of it kept my full attention. I heard mommy counting out loud and do you know she got up to 115 railroad cars! That’s a long train!

We have a train track not too far from the Hotel Thompson. There are trains that pass through historical downtown Jonesboro often at night, usually in the whee hours of the morning. It’s very calming to wake up to this sound.

So the next time you get stopped by a train, don’t get upset. Take the time to relax and count how many railroad cars are behind the locomotive. See if you can beat 115 🙂 wink.

XOXO – Bacon


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27 responses to “Trains – Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

  1. gentlestitches

    08/08/2013 at 1:37 am

    I had a look at the “historical downtown Jonesboro” in form of a virtual tour on the internet. What a wonderful place. We love trains here too and in particular “Puffing Billy” who is a fully functional steam train that takes people all around the Dandenong Ranges. You and your family would enjoy it very much Bacon.

    • fozziemum

      08/08/2013 at 2:57 am

      Good old Puffing Billy..haven’t been on it for years 🙂

      • PigLove

        08/08/2013 at 9:25 am

        It looks fun though!! I added it on mommy’s bucket list 🙂 XOXO – Bacon

      • fozziemum

        08/08/2013 at 9:29 am

        Ecellent list is getting bigger!! and you are making mums bigger now hehehe 🙂 xxxx Fozziemum

    • PigLove

      08/08/2013 at 9:25 am

      I’ve been working on a special blog posting about historical downtown Jonesboro. 🙂 It’s coming out Monday. I’ve put a lot of work in it and used a lot of mom’s pictures. I hope you will enjoy the read.
      Puffing Billy? That is so cool! If we get to Australia, we want to do that! I think trains are wonderful!
      Do you know mom/dad actually took a train ride one time at dusk that left Atlanta and went all around Stone Mountain and back. During the ride, they enjoyed a 7 course meal and concert music. Mom said it was rao – no roo – no – ROMANTIC that was the word. They don’t do that anymore. 😦 sad. XOXO – Bacon

      • gentlestitches

        08/08/2013 at 7:28 pm

        I will look forward to that.:)

  2. fozziemum

    08/08/2013 at 2:58 am

    As gentlestitches above says Puffing Billy is a beautiful old thing…we have moved far away from where it is located now but we have a lovely stem train up here too that takes people from goldfields towns back and see the steam and hear the tooting is always wonderful 🙂 Have a great day Bacon 🙂 hugs Fozziemum xx

    • PigLove

      08/08/2013 at 9:26 am

      Isn’t the sound so relaxing? Their whistling carries through our towns late at night. It’s so fascinating to hear and watch the trains. They totally fascinate this little oinker. XOXO – Bacon

      • fozziemum

        08/08/2013 at 9:28 am

        I bet they do Bacon! they are relaxing..they make you think of simpler times..:) XXXX Fozziemum

  3. easyweimaraner

    08/08/2013 at 3:56 am

    As my mom was a puppy she loved trains. She always watched them while pondering about their destination and from where they could come. The highlight for her were the car carrying trains, then she always tried to pick “her” car :o)

    • PigLove

      08/08/2013 at 9:28 am

      That would be cool! Don’t you think it would be fun to travel the world in a train with your own little boxcar pimped out just for you? It would be a blast! Think of the different places you could visit and see. XOXO – Bacon

      • easyweimaraner

        08/08/2013 at 2:11 pm

        You could read a book while eating the whole time … and you could have a TV on board. Cool! My dad would become a train driver as he was a puppy. It was in the old times as they used coal and he thought they haven’t to take a bath, because they were always black from the coal (what a silly puppy he was).

      • PigLove

        08/08/2013 at 2:20 pm

        Snorts – yes he was. When we win the lottery – we shall buy a rail car, fix it up to our desire, pick up you and the humans and have a go at traveling the world at large. Sound like fun? XOXO – Bacon

      • easyweimaraner

        08/09/2013 at 1:16 pm

        That’s what we do – but with a satellite dish on board :o)

  4. agatapokutycka

    08/08/2013 at 7:25 am

    I like trains too, much more than buses

    • PigLove

      08/14/2013 at 9:07 pm

      Most definitely. They are so much fun to watch and listen to. XOXO – Bacon

  5. evilsquirrel13

    08/08/2013 at 9:58 am

    I live close enough to a railroad track to feel the house shake when a train passes by. I’ve never considered counting the cars before… but I always do admire all the fine art painted on each car when I’m stopped at the tracks!

    • PigLove

      08/08/2013 at 9:59 am

      Yes, those ‘tags’ can be quite colorful can’t they? There is some mighty fine art skills being used on the train cars. Next time, count them and think of me doing the same … wearing my leg warmers 🙂 XOXO – Bacon

      • evilsquirrel13

        08/08/2013 at 10:01 am

        LOL! That’s a visual that would definitely be hard to shake from my squirrely brain!


    08/08/2013 at 11:49 am

    There are tracks about 1/4 mile as the crow flies from our house. Kane, the coonhound loves to “sing” when the engineers blow the horn.

    • PigLove

      08/08/2013 at 12:20 pm

      Oh how precious!! When they come through downtown, the horns wake me up but it’s a good thing. They really intrigue me at this state. XOXO – Bacon

  7. Kuruk

    08/08/2013 at 11:52 am

    Great advice Bacon! Wooowooo, Ku

  8. The Dancing Rider

    08/08/2013 at 8:49 pm

    Bacon, that’s a nice perspective. I hope a lot of people read this!

    • PigLove

      08/08/2013 at 8:51 pm

      Aaww pig blushes. Thank you my friend. XOXO – Bacon

  9. speedyrabbit

    08/09/2013 at 7:22 am

    sounds good to me Bacon,xx Speedy

    • PigLove

      08/09/2013 at 8:33 am

      They are very relaxing. Do you like them too Speedy? XOXO – Bacon

  10. Misaki

    08/13/2013 at 12:31 pm

    wow our trains have 8 carriages max!


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