Last Thursday, Mom and I spent all day at the Folkston Funnel in Folkston, Georgia. I love trains and I saw 18 trains while we were there. My favorite trains are long mixed freight trains with a variety of rail cars with 17 or more cars and 2 or more engines pulling it.
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Sounds like you had a great train day, Zach! What was the longest train you saw last Thursday?
Hi Zach. I’m one of your neighbors, and also friends with your momma… What a wonderful life you live, getting to enjoy all of your favorite things! You are definitely lucky to have a Mom that affords you all of the amazing travels that you get to do together! Keep on smiling, Zach! Your neighbor, Marie. 🙂
I am VERY impressed with your ability, Zach, to take an interest in something (such as trains, or insects) and take it ALL THE WAY, so you become an EXPERT. An expert, I can call, and ask anything about a bug, the reasoning for folk laying the tracks at the bottom of my North-faced STEEP hill, way back in the day–all kinds of things!! I am SO glad that you have a terrific Mom who VALUES this, and celebrates your ability to study these WITH you!
I like learning about crickets and trains through your eyes.
Hi Judy, this is Zach. I caught a lot of crickets last night. I will take pictures of the new bug habitats I made for them and post them here for you.
I love reading your posts about trains and crickets Zach. And I love your smile and your enthusiasm when you talk about them. It makes me smile too!
Love you! Nana ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Hi Nana, this is Zach. I saw an awesome Riceboro Southern railway train today!
Hi Zach! I see trains a lot here but they only have 5 cars. I don’t think I have ever seen one with 17 cars! That is definitely cool.
Hi Holly, this is Zach. Freight trains can be over 200 cars long!
Love the train pics! When I lived in the desert, we would have to wait for what seemed like forever for trains to go by us. Some trains were over a mile long. There is something very enchanting about a train in the desert. Maybe it’s the loneliness of the surrounding environment?
Hi Nikki, this is Zach. Some of the trains I’ve seen in Folkston have been over a mile long!
Nice, Zach. Looks like you’re having a good time in GA. Do they run different types of trains down there or are they mostly the same models as up in New England?
Hi Sam, this is Zach. They run similar types, but a different railroad company. Mostly the CSX company and Riceboro Southern railway.