Photo of the day: Moving on

2014-02-20 16:52

(Instagram, jmsexonochoa)

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Have you ever taken a ride in a steam train? Have you ever stood at a station to see a train halt, followed by the onomatopoeic alarm of a “choo choo choo”, signalling a call to get onboard?

Generations to follow will never have the experience, and while travelling by steam train may have been slower and inconvenient, it’s the simplicity of this form of transport that makes one nostalgic.

This of course fits right in with a little tradition on Instagram called Throwback Thursday, where users post pics of anything with an old fashioned, vintage or old-schooled tinge. What started out as a more fashion-oriented trend, spilled over into other spheres of interest as well, including travel of course.

In today’s photo of the day, by Instagram user, Jmsexononchoa, we sit and stare at a picturesque side view display of a simple, old steam train, evoking our nostalgia for one last simple train ride.

Do you have any throwback Thursday photos to share? We’d love to see it. Mail us to, or follow News24 Travel on Instagram, mention us in a comment on your pic and we'll check it out!

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