You Could Own the Railway That Runs Through Dover
Turns out, Pan Am Railways is up for sale, according to the NH Business Review, and this massive railroad connects New England to the rest of the U.S.
But will a beauty like a 1950s vintage Pan Am streamlined locomotive that's traveled through Dover, as posted to this Facebook group What's Happening in (or to) Dover, also be for sale?
Most likely not, but hey, we can dream, right?
In fact, one commenter on the Facebook post said:
..... from what I am told this train and the other engine Par2 are not part of the sale of Pan Am. They will be leaving New England and going out west to the Current owner of Pan Am home where they will stay in his train house.
Still, I just think it would be so cool to own a train!
According to Railjournal.com, the railway hauls freight in Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut and New York.
This train carries grain, coal, sand and gravel, food, timber, paper and pulp. It also connects to other train lines that run in Canada.
Guess we'll just have to see what happens when it comes to the sale.
I don't know about you, but when I was a kid, I thought it was a pretty cool idea to be a hobo. As long as you didn't get caught, how awesome would it be to see the countryside by Train! I suppose it would be nicer to have a car of your own, with food service and an actual bed, but I don't think I'd mind if the train made several stops for me to pee and grab snacks. However, if I stow-away in one of the food containers, I'll be all set for food.
If you were a fan of Thomas The Tank Engine and Friends (and what kid wasn't back in the day....) you might want to make a bid too. I still have some of those trains. The show was the BEST! You can watch Season 1 in its entirety right here! Narrated by the wonderful George Carlin.
If you want to become a Train Conductor, you only have to have a high school diploma, according to howstuffworks.com. You remember The Polar Express, don't you? Who wouldn't want to bring joy, wonder and Santa Himself to kids all around the world? (or at least, New England.)