See how cute the train station was back in it’s heyday? Those tracks are still super busy. In about half an hour there, at least 3-5 trains will fly by. Now there’s a fence between the station and the tracks, but still.
Sorry for the glare. This is a replica of how wheat combines used to be. This model has horses, and the big combine contraption behind it. An uncle told me about how my grandfather talked about these. They used a combination of horses and donkeys, if the critters decided to cooperate. One was better at going up hills, the other animal was better at going down hills (I forget which is which now, I didn’t write it down, I should have). They also needed at least 4-5 men per combine. Now? One guy, in an air conditioned, diesel powered combine. Things sure changed in the last 70 years.
Remember these?!? Yes, I’ve had to explain to the kids how the card catalog system worked. And what that spit/rinse sink on the side of the old dental chair is for. Because, again, they experience life a bit differently nowadays.
He’s also really good at explaining what these broom thingies are for. Before the days of cell phones and what not, this is how the station masters would pass on notes to the folks on the caboose. On a triplicate carbon copy to boot.