Sometimes I realize how weird it is that so many of us are obsessed over big metal boxes with wheels on them. We simply saw a train one day and decided to dedicate our entire lives to loving them. While I'm pretty sure I can't remember the very first train I ever saw, I sure can remember what I remember (mmm yes, water is a liquid). I remember on a few occasions I would be sitting at this one railroad crossing that I liked, which had a good bit of action with BNSF and Sounder trains (Sounder is the commuter rail in Seattle). The first train I ever remember seeing was a BNSF manifest train, and the lead locomotive was a C44-9W in the classic Warbonnet scheme/livery. To this day, the Warbonnet scheme is probably one of my favorite locomotive paint schemes/liveries to exist, and it looks a lot cooler than the modern BNSF H3 scheme. It's always a great experience to see a big American freight train pass by, as it basically shakes the whole ground. And that's when I realized how much I love... macaroni and cheese. In this recipe, start by boiling the water... So yeah, that's my first train memory. Nothing too crazy, but it's still nice to remember the start of my interest in trains. Anybody else remember your first train memory?