As you know, I'm now very close to the train tracks in my new home. This morning, while walking around the "lake"- I saw a train with airplane bodies on it! What a trip, right? And then later before lunch, Andrew and I saw the engine that was used to carry the 2002 winter olympic torch!
But here is a little train fact that gives me warm and fuzzies.
To this day, the circus still travels by train. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus actually has two trains that criss-cross acoss the country- a blue unit and a red unit. Each circus train is home to about 270 of the 350 performers, cast, train crew, animal handlers, staff and other circus departments.
It reminds me of times gone by...and makes my heart happy. It also makes me want to go to the circus.