Monday, February 2, 2009


Thanks to her Uncle Eric, Evelyn has developed an interest in trainspotting. For those of you out of the loop on this one, trainspotting means hanging out by railroad tracks (preferrably at a station), waiting for trains to pass by. Evelyn has wanted to go trainspotting in Maryland for a couple of weeks, but the weather has been either too cold or too wet.

Yesterday, the weather was beautiful: sunny and warm. Evelyn and I headed to a place Eric recommended - Point of Rocks, Maryland. I checked the Amtrak schedule to see when it would go through Point of Rocks to ensure we would see at least one train.

About ten minutes after we got to the station, we were pleasantly surprised to see a CSX freight train coming down the tracks. She goes bonkers over CSX trains, and we haven't seen one since November, so Evelyn was very excited. Then, about fifteen minutes later, the Amtrak rolled through. Using our camera, I took videos of both trains so Evelyn could post them on her You Tube account. Evelyn (also known as Train Girl 2004) currently has three videos posted on You Tube. Be sure to check them out!


Disobedient Tiger said...

Eeek! Evelyn is more techno-savvy than I am?! That's it, I am pulling my pants up to my chest and start yelling "back in my day...!!" to all the neighborhood kids. That is so cool. -ross

Phil said...

Mom and I took little Evi trainspotting at the Omaha Amtrak station. It really made her day when the Union Pacific rolled through. The conductor waved at Evelyn and tooted his horn at her!
Way cool that she enjoyed Maryland Amtrak for some trainspotting.
Love - Dad