You are here Stories | The Fighting Forties | Summertime

The Railroad Trestle
It was in the early spring of 1940. I was 13 years old, living in the small town of Sunbury in the coal regions of northeastern Pennsylvania. It wasn't a coal-mining town, but it was the home of many railroaders for the Pennsylvania & Reading Railroad. My dad was a fireman on the steam engines for the Pennsylvania Railroad, which was why we usually lived close to freight yards and the heavily traveled railroad tracks.
By L. Wellington Miller

Read Now
The Railroad Trestle
Get a FREE issue of Good Old Days magazine
just for giving it a try! (A $4.99 value, FREE!)
Good Old Days
The magazine that remembers the best.

Good Old Days magazine is the magazine that remembers the best of times. Feature stories and photos of the good old days of 1930 through 1960 are all contributed by readers. This easy-to-read collection of memories will fascinate the young and the old alike.

Good Old Days
YES! Please send me my FREE ISSUE of Good Old Days magazine and start my subscription. If I like my free issue, I'll simply pay the attached invoice and get one full year (6 more issues) for only $15.97 plus $1.98 delivery. That's one issue FREE and six more as part of my subscription! In the unlikely event that I'm not pleased with my free issue, I'll return the invoice marked "cancel" and keep that issue as your gift to me -- and owe absolutely nothing.
First Name:
Last Name:
Address:
Address 2:
City:
State:
ZIP Code:
Email:
Don't miss out! Get email alerts about your new magazine subscription, special offers and savings from Good Old Days and Annie's. Questions? Read our online privacy pledge.

Offer valid in U.S. only!
Canadian Orders
Give a Gift Subscription!Give a Gift Subscription!