We had the opportunity to explore the Alberta Railway Museum over the long weekend. Our family loves trains, but my father in law was also here from England and is the biggest train fan of all. We owe a huge thanks to the museum. They generously offered to have us out there even though they were not able to open because my father in law has missed it the last few years and would miss it again this year because the rain postponed the opening day.
We had an afternoon of the best experience ever. We had our own private, very knowledgeable tour guide in one of the amazing volunteers. As we explored the place at length, we often met up with other volunteers who had stories to tell, experiences to share, and offered a peak into what working on the rails were like, and how their lives have been impacted through working with trains. What a wealth of knowledge . They all were a pleasure ( to say the least) to speak with.
For me, as a photographer, a lover of trains and vintage things, I love the little details. Here are some of my captures from the day.
The first, and youngest generations of our family spending time enthralled in train conversations ! They LOVED it !
Superb Volunteers with a wealth of knowledge