Tony and the Great Train Robbery

the not-silly tony by the train at metamora

Tony by the steps of the Wild West Train

We had the pleasure of our youngest grandson, Tony’s, company this week, and all week, except for going to his favorite playground, he wanted to ride a train.  So we found one.

Yesterday we took him on the Whitewater Valley Railroad.  Yesterday’s train was the Wild West Train, courtesy of the Circle D Rangers.  Many cowboys and sheriffs rode the train with us down to Metamora, Indiana, where we had a two-hour layover.  On the way back, the cowboys robbed the train, and at Laurel, Indiana, there was a big shoot-out.  All the money was recovered and, miraculously, all the cowboys got up and rode the train again after the sheriffs shot them down.

When Tony talked to his daddy after the ride, he told all about the cowboys “robbering” the train and how many times he had to put his hands up.  He was glued to the window during the shoot-out, and he did not appear to be afraid at all.

Tony is four, and we are hoping that he remembers this ride for many years.  His grandpa worked on the railroad for thirty-four years, and I think Tony enjoyed all the explanations he got of the way things worked, but if you ask him, he will tell  you that he enjoyed going into one of the train shops with his grandpa and looking at all the memorabilia there.

The sheriff comes to the rescue during the train robbery.

The sheriff comes to the rescue during the train robbery.

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1 Response to “Tony and the Great Train Robbery”


  1. 1 Carol Connell July 19, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    Sounds like a great experience for your grandson, and a fun memory for him to cherish.


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