A Rail Salute to Love

Everyone knows about our train-tastic passion for trains. Here at Aspen Crossing, our tagline is: Celebrating Our Railway Ties! As a tribute to Cupid and all that embodies, we explore of course Amore from where else, trains!

Rail Fascination

There’s an undeniable connection of love and rail history. In fact, travelling by rail is experiencing a revival of sorts. Not since the time of the Pullman era, has rail travel experienced such a strong romantic connection.

As we pay our tribute to Cupid this Valentine’s Day, we thought we’d look back at some of the most poignant scenes of love created from the past in the form of farewells at train stations.

That Last Kiss at the Station

William Shakespeare’s quote,

“Parting is such sweet sorrow that I shall say goodnight till it be morrow.” For thousands of couples during WWII, saying goodbye held such bittersweet significance for those going off to war and those that remained behind. The beauty of love is captured by some stunning photos gathered together in this article, so grab your tissues as you view these tributes of love.

Chance Encounters

While saying goodbye is always difficult, sometimes fate gives us detours that are quite unexpected with a lifetime of many happy returns.

“A girl runs frantically down the platform, as the conductor’s whistle blows, and the doors slide shut. She misses getting aboard by a fraction of a second, throws her hands up in the air, and retires to a railing along the edge of the platform. A nearby man raises a consoling eyebrow, and they strike up a conversation.

Years later, they tell the story of how they met, due to a microsecond of fate.” (quote from Finding the Universe)

Love Will Keep Us Together

It’s been said that if you want to put the romance back into a relationship, then book a trip, preferably on a train. There’s an automatic charm felt upon boarding a train. It doesn’t matter where the destination is, because it’s about embracing the journey. It’s about having that one on one face time. A train journey is romantic by nature, so it can’t help but make it easy to remember why you both fell in love!

Aspen Crossing is very proud of our heritage railway. Each rail car is distinctly different and speaks of a bygone era. The excitement of train travel allows you to explore the train, mix and mingle with fellow travellers while taking in the wide expansive living landscapes. It’s the perfect cocktail. “a train journey is a way to slow down, get a sense of place as well as a sense of travel, and reconnect with a loved one. Forget relationship counselling; just hop on board.”

This Valentine’s surprise your special someone with a rail romantic excursion to look forward to. Book now before February 28th and enjoy some great savings!

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