Next Stop Childhood

What is it about a train set that brings about a little bounce?

A tiny squeal over the intricate details.

The loving touch of design with a dash whimsey.

Bridges, crossings, and turns.

The conductor blows a horn.

A mission of delivery or pick-up.

The chugging of the engine.

The rat-tat-tat of the train track as it clicks by.

The wonders of the mind that plays.

So that we can play too.

And live vicariously on a trek to a faraway land.

If only, we can be still, and imagine.

We hear the whistle blow.

    So, like a forgotten fire, a childhood can always flare up again within us. ~Gaston Bachelard

© Angelia’s Photography – Model Train Set – Clark Gardens, Weatherford, Texas.

11 thoughts on “Next Stop Childhood

  1. suzicate

    Fabulous! I understand the fascination with trains…wish I was one of those people who had a basement for one of those! I met a man once who collected through the years and when he retired he opened a trainshop to spend his days with like people…I think this is so cool!


  2. Gorgeous!
    My mom puts up my Dad’s old train station for Christmas. The old school one. It passes through her Christmas village. It’s funny how it captivates not only my 3 year old but also the adults 😉


  3. Wow this is a beautiful train set! My boyfriend would love this. He was really into trains when he was little and even dressed up a train conductor for Halloween a few years ago. Oh childhood…


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