PLEASE NOTE: This is historical information as the railroad has been torn down and no longer exists.
Since we are selling our home I’m faced with the process of tearing down the railroad. Our Realtor thinks that it’s a good idea to leave it up as it makes our home easier to remember at the “train house” when prospective buyers are looking at so many homes. Of course I like the Realtor’s idea as it means that I can still enjoy my railroad until that day comes……or so I thought.
The other day I put a chair in the train room and just let the trains run – something that used to bring me great joy. But this day was different. I’m reminded of the saying “dead man walking” for a convict that is facing the ticking clock on the countdown for his execution. As the trains traveled through the hand made scenery it was a very sad experience – and I thought “dead trains running”. After about only 5 minutes I shut the trains down, turned out the lights and said a sad “goodbye” to the Richlawn Railroad.
I’m now thinking why even keep the railroad? I might just as well go ahead and tear it all down and get it over with, for the joy is gone. A very sad story indeed.