Train Day 2000

As you may have figured out, we Gehlkes are avid fans of trains and model railroading. On June 13, 2000, we hosted a group of 16 students from Benji's kindergarten class for a day of educational activities related to railroading. It was quite an experience, but one that went well and was enjoyed by all who participated. For a more detailed account, visit our related Web site, Milepost 1147.2. Below are photos of some of the highlights.

The photos

The kids gather in a corner of the yard for a better view of a passing Amtrak train.

A group of children and a parent watch a 10-minute Operation Lifesaver video presentation in our living room.

Roni bakes cookies the night before the big day. We made our own steam locomotive cutout using a sheet of tin.

Glenn gives a presentation of train pictures near his garden railway. That's Benji at left giving Dad an assist.

The kids enjoy a refreshing run through the sprinklers to cool off from the triple-digit heat.

Benji and his classmates enjoy some play time on Ben's HO layout in his bedroom.

Our young guests enjoy a sack lunch under the shade of our gazebo.

Kenzie decorates a paper train during craft time.

Two girls contemplate the appropriate decorations for their train cookies.

Adam has figured out how to couple his paper locomotive and cars together.

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