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Trains. Oh how I love Trains!!

Seems only natural to me. I have been in love with trains since I saw them for the first near Cape Cod at the young age of 4 1/2. From then on, it's been pretty much a love affair.

From full-size to models, it keeps me young at heart. And to this day I still wave at the engineer as a train rolls by. Here in Niantic, Amtrak and the Shoreline East provide the daily entertainment. At night before I go to bed, I hear on the radio that Providence & Worcester NR-2 is at the wye in Groton and ready to enter Amtrak's Shoreline Route. With clearance from the Shoreline Dispatcher in Boston, NR-2 slowly threads its way across Thames River drawbridge, past New London Union Station.across Shaw's Cove bridge and then it is on its way west. If the train is quite long and if the weather isn't too cold, I'll be trackside at the parking lot of Giants Neck Beach and watch it roll by. And if I am lucky enough, the engineer will see me and give a few …