Victorian Pipe Dream

Boyertown, Pa, where Lewis Carroll meets tomorrow’s yesterday.

Step through the looking glass and find a steam punk vision of railroading, where Frank Gowen meets the Addams Family, and gets ice cream!

Check out the brew pub across the parking lot that has great pizza too.

Sitting along the the New Holland Branch on a Sunday morning waiting for the NS local, I read through my July 2024 Trains Magazine, which included a feature on the Colebrookdale Railroad by Dale Woodland. Later in the day, Kris, Seamus-the-Dog and I drove east to investigate this retro-reinvention of a former Reading Company branch.

To capture the spirit of this interpretation of ornate Victorian railroading, I altered my color profile when processing the digital images of the railroad.

Neat place! We’ll be back. I want to ride in the parlor car! And I’d love a spin in the old M-55 railcar. How cool is that?