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We are known as PaWingers or just The Wingers by our Geocaching friends. When we found our first cache we had to come up with a name to log the find. We came up with this name simply because of residing in Pa. and because one of our many passions is cruising this beautiful country on our Honda Goldwing. Aside from geocaching we are passionate about most anything outdoors including hiking, kayaking, snowmobiling and biking. We are blessed beyond words with a wonderful son and daughter in law. We're also blessed with some terriffic family and friends. We consider ourselves very fortunate due to the fact that after being married over 40 years we still enjoy these things together.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Hot Spot For Train Buffs

Some people collect coins, some are bird watchers, some knit gnomes, some gaze at stars and other watch trains go by.  It's what makes us individuals and makes the world go round.  If trains are what trip your trigger, you need to visit the Overlook at Cassandra Pa.  We aren't train fanatics by any stretch of the imagination but we have to admit we were intrigued by our visit to this place.  There were many people there that had a real passion for railroading.  They were equipped with radios so they could monitor the transmissions from the Engineers and Conductors on the trains.

Cassandra has 3 sets of tracks and you will be guaranteed to see lots of trains, sometimes a couple at a time.  Trains coming from the one direction are straining to pull their load up a pretty decent grade.  The power of these engines will vibrate your innards as they pass underneath you.  Those with the radios were chatting among themselves as to how many engines and how many cars and their destinations.  It was easy to get caught up in all the excitement.  So if trains are your thing or if you know of a child that loves trains, do yourself a favor and head to Cassandra.

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