Chasing Trains

Today I went on a wild train chase.  With rumors of train access coming to State College I was sent on an adventure to track down the passenger train that travels from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh, making a slight journey through Centre County.  I ventured out to a bridge with a great vantage point of the tracks, but with with fast moving traffic was unsafe. As I circled across the bridge I spotted a truck along the tree line of the tracks.  I joined the truck, who had two anxious youngsters with their grandpa counting the train cars of anything that passed.  They knew when to expect the train I wanted and helped to assure me I hadn’t missed it yet.  The afternoon light was perfect and as the grandpa shared train stories the youngsters counted the 7 cars on the train I wanted. Amtrak1 Amtrak2