For many of us the holidays begin with travel home, to family or that long awaited vacation. Memories of the holidays linger in our thoughts and cherished pictures help us recall those times. Often the trip home is part of those festive memories, especially if it’s a road trip or by train.
Train depots and stations set a mood of nostalgia, romance and adventure. An old station is filled with memories of all the people for generations that have rode the rails home to celebrate the season. The familiar sound of the train whistle can transport us back in time to holidays past. Fortunately for us there are train, trolley and depot museums that we can visit over the holidays.
This my photo essay in images of a historic train depot. The photos were taken at the Lisle Depot Museum, free admission, that is family friendly and is one of the Museums at Lisle Station Park. The price of the ticket is your imagination.
More festive holiday photos at Travel theme: Festive.
Want to build up your memories and photo collection with a visit to a train or trolley museum during the holiday season? Here are a few places that I’ve visited, and some of them are hosting special holiday events:
Fox River Trolley Museum, Elgin, Ill.
Griffith Historical Society, Griffith, Ind.
Kankakee Railroad Museum, Kankakee, Ill.
Want to hop aboard and looking for one in another state?