I hope you keep reading!
Nathan is an 9 year old boy from Toronto, Canada
and he LOVES all trains
Especially CP Rail
I just changed my blog address. It has its own now. It's www.aboywholovestrains.com
I hope you keep reading!
When this package arrived I yelled and screamed. This is paradise. I loved it. I ripped it open and inside was:
A train horn and sunglasses. They are cool because they have a CP logo on them. I am taking them to school to show all my friends.
CP also sent me a great book called The Story of The Canadian Pacific Railway. It has pictures and a story of the history of the railway. My dad says he will read it to me. I can read some of it myself.
Thank you to CP Rail for these AMAZING gifts!
You can find my train whistle and all kinds of other great CP stuff here:
Here is my happy dance!
This book talks about how they made the railway. It shows great pictures. It has lots of details like how to build a railway and what material they used, like dynamite. Now I know know the first trains on the railway were steam trains. And there are pictures of where the CP tracks go. Van Horne was the leader of building the CPR because about 159 years ago America was trying to buy up the land so they needed to build the railway to keep all of Canada together, and they founded a company called the Canadian Pacific Railway. And it took a long time but the CPR was built. And it's still around today. This is a great book. I like reading it over and over again. When I read it it makes me feel happy. You should read it too.
You can find the book by clicking here:
This is a picture of two CP engineers I met at the Wilkinson, Ontario CP railway crossing. They are named John and Sean. They were very nice. It was like eating ice cream it was so good to meet them. It's a great way to remember the engineers if I draw a picture. They were very friendly. They told me to come to Titchborn crossing to watch them unload the new tracks. I went and it was very cool. I hope I see them again when I am standing at a CP railroad crossing.
p.s. I want to go to Smiths Falls to see them again. That's where they are from.
I love train stuff. But it can be hard to find. My mom keeps looking around and she found these sheets that I REALLY want. They are super cool and I love them. I put them on my birthday list. Train stuff is not that easy to find.
You can find them here:
Here's a song my friend John wrote about my blog:
I hear the train a-rollin’
It’s moving through the sticks
For years I’ve been a train guy
Although I’m only six
So I made a deal with C-P
Each month we meet without fail
You can read all my adventures
In my blog on the rails
More than 20-thousand k
Of shiny C-P track
Standard gauge from Montreal
To Vancouver and back
For the tankers and the flatcars
The intermodals and the cranes
When I’ve finished watching railways
Then I’ll go out and watch again.
There’s coaches made for sitting
And fancy dining cars
There’s cars for observation
And looking at the stars
But I love the locomotives
There’s nothing they can’t do
If you read my latest entry
Maybe you’ll love them too
Want to hear him sing it? Here's a link:
My name is Nathan. I am 6.5 years old. I love CP trains. I love that they carry freight across the county and that they are big and they are cool.
I am looking up stuff to help me know more stuff about trains and learn more about trains.
I want to learn what working parts are inside trains and I want to learn how the railroad crossing knows when the train is coming. I want to learn what it's like to be an engineer. I want to learn what's around the bends on the train tracks and I want to learn more about old stations around the country.
Here are some things I know about trains. I know trains can be two miles long. And I know that CP goes all around the country. I know some of the load limits on train cars and I know what it looks like inside a train cab. I would really like to see trains at different railroad crossings around the country.
I have a lot of stuff that I would like to learn and I am only 6 years old.
Nathan is an 9 year-old boy who loves ALL trains. Especially freight trains. And especially CP Rail.