So this last weekend we decided to go on up to the Sumpter valley rail and try it out. It was so much fun and the kids loved it. The Sumpter train is one of the few wood fired steam engines in operation. We learned all about it and the local gold mining history. The train conductors were so nice and every one of them was a volunteer. There was wildlife to see, a train robbery, and then we explored the town of Sumpter and had ice cream On the way home the kids got ride in the caboose which of course they loved! We saw quite a bit of wildlife on the train which was nice too.
I would recommend this to anyone passing our way
A real wood fired steam train!
at the top of the caboos checking things out
The train robbers
My kids now have a memory
I thought this pic would look great in black and white
One of the real oil lamps they used in the caboose. Its so neat looking