Mum had always wanted to take Tassy on the train so last week when we stayed with them she got her wish. Tassy had only been on a steam train before, not an every day commuter. We drove to Fairy Meadow station. As we were going down the steps to the platform an empty coal train came through. It was SO exciting! About 100 cars long, going full speed through the station - it took such a long time to pass thru cos it was so long! That was a very exciting start.
Here comes our train to Thirroul.
Granny and Papa told us how different it was in the seventies when they caught the train to work. There were no lines on the platform for you to stand behind. The doors on the train stayed open all the time and people would jump onto and off a moving train. It's all very safety conscious nowadays.
Tassy was a bit underwhelmed by the train we caught. She thought it was "just like a bus". I LOVE trains. Dave took his bike to Wollongong with us and went for a ride most days. He rode to Thirroul and I was amazed that he beat us there! On a pushbike! LOL. I guess it did take us a while to park and walk and wait for the train.
We had a coffee and a nice little walk around some shops then caught the train home again.