The Little Engine That Could

Little Train That Could

Many of us were raised on the timeworn wisdom of The Little Engine That Could.  And even long after we’ve grown out of our diapers and into our grown-up clothes, we still invoke that little engine’s mantra – “I think I can, I think I can” – when life hands us lemons.  It’s always relevant, yet sweetly nostalgic.

Just like the story of Steve, who built a little train “that could” in honor of his late wife.  But this isn’t the kind of Thomas the Train toy you might find under your kid’s bed.  She’s a fully operational caboose, named Tami (after his wife), and she runs through several miles of bridges, parks, and tunnels, all lovingly constructed by the members of the Vancouver Island Model Engineers.

What a touching tribute to his wife.  See the full story at Fotopedia!

MEET STEVE…

Little Train That Could 2

TAMI GETTING A TUNE-UP:

Little Train That Could 3

THE CUTEST HANDFUL OF FUEL I EVER DID SEE:

Little Train That Could 4

EVEN THE LITTLE ENGINE THAT COULD NEEDED MAINTENANCE ONCE IN AWHILE:

Little Train That Could 5

THERE SHE GOES!

Little Train That Could 6

(Photos: Michele Egan)

facebooktwitterpinterestfacebooktwitterpinterest

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *