I'm kind of curious about what stories people have about trains. I thought that this thread could be a fun way to see what other people's experiences are. I guess I'll start with mine. I was about 3 years old when this took place, but it's one of the very few things I remember from then. My dad and I went up town to see an Amtrak train pass an NS grain train waiting in the siding. My dad and I arrived to see two NS dash 9s on the front of the grain train. The train crew was familiar with us because we would frequently watch them switch the grain elevator in town. While we were waiting, the conductor got out of the cab and signaled for us to come up into the cab. The conductor explained that the Amtrak was delayed and they had some time before it comes through. Of course we accepted and I remember that my dad had to lift me up the steps to get onto the front porch of the engine. We entered the cab and I was looking around and then the engineer motioned to me to sit in the drivers seat. Being a three year old I was more than happy to. I sat in the seat and remember looking out down the tracks and thinking how different it was from watching the trains from the ground. Then the engineer told me to press a button. I did so not knowing what it was, then the sound of the horn blasted out. I jumped a little because at the time, I didn't like loud noises to well. We stayed in there for a little bit longer talking to the crew. Finally we got off and about 10 minutes later the Amtrak came thru. I know it seems so little to just go into a locomotive cab, but I'll cherish it forever.