The handful of you who read my blog Following A Bold Plan, will recognize this building as the Witch’s Hat in Uxbridge, which sits along the Trans-Canada Trail.
The Witch’s Hat was built in 1904 as a train station to support the rail traffic moving through the area, carrying people and supplies to and from the small surrounding communities, to Toronto in the south.
It’s a train museum now, but was closed on the day Helen and I traveled past it. Since our good luck was continuing to hold out, that didn’t stop us from getting inside for a look around. A maintenance worker saw us outside wandering around taking photos, and offered to show us the inside.
Of course we said yes!
In fact, there wasn’t much inside that captured my attention, perhaps because it appeared like they were in the process of renovating, with boxes and items randomly scattered around.
I couldn’t even get a decent photo of the front door.
That’s ok … I was more preoccupied with the trains outside anyway.
It’s been so long since I was on a train, is this warning still posted above the steps?
I grew up in a railway town and it was seriously frowned upon to wander around in the rail yard … so this was a treat.
There was just so much to explore.
As patient as Helen is while I’m poking around taking photos, sometimes I have to quit long before I want to just so I don’t take advantage of her goodwill.
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