Found the Ol’ Choochoo!

Took a day trip last weekend to North East, PA where we found a wonderful little train museum for… ta da! the Lake Shore Railroad! They have two passenger cars that are identical to the one in which our hero Hecock traveled to Niagara Falls, NY. I’d like to share a few photos I took of the INSIDE of the cars (I’m so excited!)

All of the seats had a private room with their own toilet. That’s better than what we get today! Some of the rooms could open up to the next to create a small suite. You’ll see this one in Chapter 3.

Isn’t this a fantastic rail car? It was always the last car on the passenger trains and was primarily used by celebrities and Presidents and such. But if it wasn’t occupied, I think it would have made a great viewing car. It’s in this car that something mysterious takes place in Chapter 3.

And Luck of All Luck… the museum had a display case of nothing but train passes! I found an authentic RR employee’s pass that would have been extremely similar to one given to Hecock for his trip. He worked for the Lake Shore Rail, ya know? Want to hear something spooky? The name on the pass is J. Miller. That’s my husband’s name!!!    (I can almost hear the theme song to the Outer Limits playing.) Well, back to work!

3 thoughts on “Found the Ol’ Choochoo!

  1. I am enjoying this! My friend and I took Am Trak to LA and back several years ago and what a delightful experience! The only thing we had to worry about was when to eat in the dining car. However, we did have a community restroom. lol Keep your creative juices flowing

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