POTD: Information Station

Information Station
Sacramento, California
2011

There are so many train aficionados out there I doubt that there is a train museum around that has a hard time finding volunteers to run the place–especially if you let them dress up as train men (and they do seem to be mostly men). The train museum in Sacramento was full of knowledgeable fellows who were more than willing to enlighten you about any aspect of trains. You have to be careful in asking questions though. Connie asked one gentleman a simple question about the function of one of those mysterious parts on a steam locomotive. I wandered off to take some more photos and when I came back a half hour later he was still talking to her about the inner workings of the machinery. Given the glazed look on Connie’s face, I doubt much of what he was saying was sinking in at that point.