Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Weathervane Wednesday ~ An Amusement Park Ride

Weathervane Wednesday is an on-going series of photographs I post weekly.  I started by publishing weather vanes from the Londonderry area, but now I've been finding interesting weather vanes all across New England.  Sometimes my weather vanes are whimsical, or historical, but all are interesting. Often, my readers tip me off to some very unique and unusual weather vanes, too! Today's weather vane is from Salem, New Hampshire.

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Today's weather vane can be see on top of the train station inside the historic Canobie Lake amusement park in Salem, New Hampshire. This park opened 23 August 1902.   This classic train, which runs with a steam propane engine, was built in the 1970s, and carries four train cars of happy passengers.  It takes a leisurely loop around the park, past all the rides, old and new.  The oldest ride in the park is the merry-go-round, which dates from the park opening in 1902.

The weather vane is a two dimensional gilded figure of a train engine and coal car.

The Canobie Lake Park website

I previously blogged about this historic park at this link:

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