Saturday, July 14, 2012

Yorkshire–National Train Museum

While in York we visited the National Train museum.  I’m going to let the pictures do the talking here….but I just want to say, the kids were in heaven.  Mostly Charlie and Peter.  Charlie knew what he was looking at and was psyched about seeing all the cool mechanics.  And although Peter doesn’t even know what a train is, his little boy instincts kicked in and he was enamored by all the machinery.  I guess it’s hard wired into that boy. IMG_9729IMG_9735Isn’t that a cool picture?  The had a great play space there where the kids could play with toy trains in the shadows of all those huge train engines. IMG_9727IMG_9730IMG_9731IMG_9732I think the machinery can be just plain beautiful.IMG_9733IMG_9734IMG_9736IMG_9737IMG_9738IMG_9742IMG_9744IMG_9745IMG_9746IMG_9747IMG_9748IMG_9749IMG_9751IMG_9752I just couldn’t help taking way too many pictures of that boy in his coveralls standing small but awestruck surrounded by  all those big engines.IMG_9754IMG_9756IMG_9758IMG_9759IMG_9761IMG_9763IMG_9764IMG_9769IMG_9772

In the back they had a big huge warehouse full of all kinds of train antique stuff for sale.  I wish we’d have had more time to search through these treasures.  The kids love old stuff.  But we had the city of York to explore.


  1. My dad is a huge steam enthusiast - so many childhood trips to the NRM, those locos are like old friends, especially Mallard. I think The Flying Scotsman is there at the moment too.

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