------------------------This is a card I made for someone special to me, who loves trains.
I made it using a page from the children's reader City Friends, published in 1938. I used the original book page as I (usually) don't like reproductions!
Quirky train fact: Taking the Amtrack from Austin, Texas to Minneapolis, Minnesota would take 36 hours--it goes through Chicago!! (I know, I looked this up and thought, 36 hours? no, thanks; I'll drive!)
I would like to take a train trip. We just don't have train service like they do in Europe! When I studied in Spain we took the train everywhere--Zamora, Barcelona, even to Portugal!
Fun train-themed movies: Murder on the Orient Express*; Brief Encounter; Silver Streak.
*Please note: must be 1974 version with Albert Finney, Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Bergman, Sean Connery...