Sepia Saturday - All Aboooaaarrrd!
This Sepia Saturday was originally posted July 11, 2011. So why reinvent the wheel, right? (I've already made millions on that :) This matches perfectly with Alan's prompt of toy trains.
Sorry to every one that miss Fran and Bunt's adventures but you may see a few more photos of them from time to time. They did take a trip to the wilds of Alaska so I'll have to dig out some of those photos. Thanks to everyone that viewed or commented on that series. It was fun to post that.
Now back to my sampling of post cards:
This postcard is from Salem Willows Park in Salem, Massachusetts. Salem Willows is a beautiful peninsula that juts out into Salem Sound that has a few small beaches, a fishing wharf, and a small row of amusement arcades and eateries.
This antique postcard is of the mini train ride that used to be there. I was trying to find where this was taken and it didn't take me a long time as Salem Willow's amusement area is not that big. How I spotted this location was from the large building behind the engineers head. That building still exists. It now houses a merry-go-round and a few other kiddie rides.
My brother-in-law and I were trying to determine a date for this and we believe it's set in the 1930's by the looks of the car in the background.
The Boston & Maine Railroad was the main railroad through this area with a line that stretched from Portland, Maine to Boston, passing right through Salem not far from here. The Boston and Maine (B&M) no longer exists. The job of passenger rail has been taken over by the MBTA and Amtrak. Don't you love the unexcited look on the engineer's face as he drives his steam locomotive and cars full of screaming children on a hot summer day?
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