Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Ruby Tuesday: Old Steam Engine


(Look in the bottom left hand corner for the Ruby, it's there I promise!)

On a cloudy, chilly June afternoon, my family ventured out to Promontory Point State Park.  While we were there we watched a wonderful re-enactment of the driving of the golden spike.  It was fantastic!  I have never known much about steam engines, but I learned a lot that day.  We watched a fabulous little demonstration about the steam engines and saw how the Juniper and the other steam engines ran.
After watching the demonstrations in the drizzling rain we headed into the visitors center and watched a cute little Charlie Brown movie that told all about how the two big railroad companies met at Promontory Point, connecting America from coast to coast with a railroad.  The praise for the Chinese railroad workers touched me.  I was proud that in early American history we were able to share the spotlight with new immigrants.  I hope that my children learned as much as I did by visiting this great historical place.




13 comments:

Stephanie V said...

I found it! The red is a lovely touch to an almost b/w photo. For some reason it reminded me of a coffee pot. Must be all that steam, he, he.
Railroad history is so interesting, isn't it?

Amanda said...

Oh I see the red as well! I also see some in the little ones shoes or socks? great shot of the stack, trains make wonderful subject to photograph.

Coffeedoff said...

Found it too. Great shot!

kaye said...

love em's red cowboy boots and her sassy ponytail. the steam shot looks great in B&W. I learned a lot that day too.

Sheress said...

I first spotted the red on the socks so I still have to go back and look at the pic. lol great pics. You really have to love America great family visit.

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Jew Wishes said...

What a lovely photo, very classic and nostalgic.

The history behind the Point is quite interesting, and I've read about it throughout the years.

nonizamboni said...

I've been to Promitory Point myself when I was in grade school--love the photo at the end of your post :O)
I found the red too. Very clever post!

Chie Wilks said...

at first I was wondering where the red in the first photo..but later on i found it..great...it was kinda "find me game". The little red shoes of the little girl is cute..

nicquee said...

It wasn't that hard to look for the Ruby. :)

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Hootin' Anni said...

I just BET that was a fantastic day for all!!! It looks to me like a perfect day...the weather AND the sight to visit.

Great stuff you posted today.

Patti said...

I see the red in both! I like how the rest of the steam shot is in B&W. Well done.

Interesting history post about Promontory Point: It's amazing to think that the country wasn't always connected. We take so much for granted.

Happy belated Ruby Tuesday ~

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Cloud of searing steam
rises into the heavens—
train’s ready to roll!

My Ruby Tuesday

Linnea W said...

Yes, you're right. I had to enlarge it, but there it its! Very creative shot...

I also love your "six reasons why you're not a pro photographer." How funny..but they're all so expressive!