Monday, August 13, 2012

Cal's Live Steam, Woodlawn, MD

Cal's Live Steam is a great miniature coal train in Woodlawn that runs free and open to the public on the second Sunday of the month during the warmer months. The track runs through a large open field, and the ride is about 8 minutes long. Our kids had a great time riding around in this little train and thought that it was cool that you could sit inside the train even though it is only about 12 inches off the ground from bottom to top. Each conductor works on the trains and donates their time as a service to the community and they stay open to the public solely from donations made. They have a lot of knowledge about the hobby and are thrilled to share the information with anyone that will listen.

The ride was just long enough to keep their interest, and when we finished our trip, we were able to get back in line, wait no more than 5 minutes, and get back on again. You can go on as many times as you would like, and the trains are modeled after local area historical trains. There are also tennis courts and a nice playground on the premises as well as plenty of areas to have a picnic. Right near the tracks a random band even came and sat down to practice and a crowd gathered to listen. We had a great time and will make plans to go back out next season.

Cost: Free
Hours: 11am-3:30pm

Book Recommendations about trains
Trains (Eye Openers)-Angela Royston
The Goodnight Train-June Sobel
Steam, Smoke, and Steel-Patrick O'Brien

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