The narrow gauge railway is on of the most famous steam train routes in the world. The train runs on six tons of coal. The rail road buys carbon offset credits to equal their usage of coal.
Pamela booked us in a lovely coach at the end of the train that gave us a wonderful window view and the ability to photograph from the rear platform.
The train winds through the mountains following the river.
The train arrives in Silverton just before lunch.
The main street is a collection of small tourist shops brightly colored.
Last winter they received twenty feet of snow, four feet on Christmas day. This kind of seclusion leads to antiques old and new.
The shops included many things of interest for young and old.
A local weaver designed a unique warping loom.
A painted wall looks woven in color.
Pamela looked for a hat, without success.
In one of the local shop the proprietor created the perfect "room of her own."
We changed cars on the way back and had wonderful views in all directions.
We both love trains and wish more were available. Do not miss this in your travels. -L