Photo runby west of the Bourne bridge.
(Photo courtesy Phil Johnson)

The Day Cape Codder

Once again our crew changed ends (now, for the last time), and at 3 PM we headed back west – with a welcome chance for some Dutch-door riding, enjoying the warm breeze and salt-tinged air. At West Barnstable, we stopped to visit the 1912 station, restored by the Cape Cod Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society, and inspect the Cape Cod Model Railroad Club layout in a retired New Haven baggage car nearby. Chapter President Linda Pegnato headed the corps of CCC volunteers that made our swarm of riders welcome in the attractive tile-roofed stucco station, where the Chapter holds its spring and summer meetings.

At 3:45 PM it was “All Aboard,” and we moved out once more, through East Sandwich and Sagamore to Bourne. Here we made a final photo stop, with our train facing into the west-slanting sun (above) and the gracefully arched 1935 highway bridge in the background.

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