Sacramento Northern

Train conductor says
Last stop 64
Erie Lackawanna
Stops at Newton no more

At the same time
Many miles away
Sacramento Northern
Had its last day

As sad as that seemed
Now the tracks are paved
For bikers and hikers
The old lines were saved

I always wonder
What it was like
From those old cars
While on my bike

Station to station
Chicago to New York
Our little town
The line headed north

Station to station
Beauty in between
Sacramento to Oakland
A railroad in my dreams

Radio Ghost Train

My second song with Cello.

All aboard
The Ghost Train Special
Pulling out of Station Zero
Morse Code Tapping
Pistons Rapping
Guess it's time for us to go

Is the future
We will get there when we do
Morse Code Tapping
Pistons Slapping
The night air is cool

Band aboard
This Haunted Train
Playing sad songs from the past
Morse Code Tapping
Pistons Rattling
Through a tunnel in the mountain pass

There's no light
At the end of the tunnel
Or in this long dark shaft
Morse Code Tapping
Pistons Cracking
A loud ghosts shrieking laugh

The Psychobilly Train

The Train Has Left The Station

I’m really getting into Psychobilly and anything alto country, alt-americana. The more twisted, the better…

Newton Train Station Progress

Roof and Front painted and Posts installed

I was going to paint the trim and windows, but had too much fun building ladders, a cart and a hand truck, and oh yeah, the Semaphore signal pole. I’ll use painted wooden buttons for the red, yellow and green lenses. That one is close to being done.

Cart, Hand Truck, Two Ladders and the Semaphore

I’ve got a great song cooking in the song oven, so stay tuned.

I’ll need to build some waiting benches, because I have some waiting passenger figurines and train station workers on their way this week.

Railroad Semaphore

Danville Station Semaphore

Today we had a great bike ride to Danville – 35 miles round trip. We rode along the Lafayette – Moraga rails to trails path, which was the Sacramento Northern track.

Summer Solstice Sun and Semaphore

We also rode along the Ironhorse rail to trail line from Alamo to Danville. The Danville Train Depot did not disappoint. The Semaphore, luggage carts and an antique hand truck were awesome and will be super helpful as I build miniatures.