I am taking you back into my memory vault once again.
I do hope that you are not tired of these memories.
Memories mean so much to me now,it's all I have left.
Let me go back to 1973,April 5.
This was the day Jake and I welcomed our precious son into the world.
One of the first things Jake said,after looking at his newborn son was,"Now I can get that model railroad."
He had been dreaming of owning a model railroad since long before I knew him.
As I recall it was not many months after Steve's birth that the first trains made their way into our home.
Little did I know where this would lead to.
We started out with an HO-scale set,but soon realized that it took up too much space,so Jake sold that and started on a N-scale set.
This picture was taken in 2006.Our Granddaughter had her first look at Grandpa's trains.
As you can see,the table is far from finished.
Notice how that little hand is being carefully controlled by her Daddy
The following pictures were taken by Steve,yesterday.
We are trying to preserve some of the memories with photographs.
Here you can see Jake's prized locomotive,The Big Boy coming out of the tunnel.
Another shot of the Big Boy,as it crosses the bridge.
I have heard about a Big Boy,since before we were married and when Jake was finally able to purchase this one,fully equipped with digital control and sound,it was a happy day.
I might add that this locomotive will stay in my possession,as a special memory of the model railroad that was.
A colored photo showing the two SD 90s which were also quite special.These Canadian Pacific engines look great pulling a long line of cars.
All the scenery was lovingly made by Jake.It took hours,or even days of planning and then hours and hours of slow work to put it all together.
The table never got completely finished,because,and this is where the tears come in,Jake was called home to glory before he could finish this work.
It makes me sad to see this project in it's unfinished state.
I cannot do a post such as this without,once again,showing the face of the designer and owner of this model railroad.
Unfortunately I must now find a buyer for this table and all those engines and cars.
I do hope that it will go to someone who will cherish it.
I know that with the pictures Steve took,I will have these memories forever
And now,because I can't see for the tears I must close this post.