Pack#52 Cub Express Down the Track!
by Judy Bushy
Happy Camp Cub Scout Pack #52 Celebrated the September Cub Express with a ride on an old fashioned steam engine. The boys gathered early in the morning to take a ride on the Yreka Western Railroad to Montague.
The engineer called out the sites as the train rolled past; a buck next to the tracks, turtles sunning in the creek, a coyote in a rush away from the clattering train, hobo camp, mills and a view of Mt. Shasta off to the south.
The train arrived just in time for a picnic lunch before the Balloon Fair parade in Montague. there the boys gathered candy to give them plenty of energy.
Next stop was the Railroad Museum. By the time they had looked at all the old Railroading gear from time gone by, the whistle of old Engine #19 could be heard and it was time to head back to the train for the ride back to Yreka and the ride home to Happy Camp. It was a great family outing for the Cub Scouts, leaders, parents and siblings who went for the train ride on an old fashioned steam engine.