Railbike Explorers: Railbiking Rhode Island!
Last week, we visited another railbike excursion, this time the RailExplorers: Rhode Island Division. We initially were scheduled to go on the northern tour, but with flooding wreaking havoc on the entire Northeast after remnants of Ida passed through, we were moved onto the southern tour.
Just like with our visit to Tracks and Yaks in Frostburg, MD, we had an incredible time biking and taking in the scenery of southeastern Rhode Island! Luckily, by the time we'd visited, there were nothing but sunny skies and perfect weather, which certainly made filming our experience easier!
|The sign welcoming us to the tours! The tours diverge from this point, either north or south.|
|Heading down the track, there's a familiar tune as your wheels hit the rails!|
|Now onto the trip itself. The tracks are shared with the aforementioned N&NB Railroad, so you get really up close and personal with their rolling stock!|
|This is looking north at the Melville train station, where the railbike tours depart from.|
On the south tour, there are two road crossings that flaggers guide you through, but I was very impressed to see (and hear) the crossing signals activate on one of them!
|I was definitely a fan of these bells!|
|A flagger cautions traffic, not that there was any, of the approaching railbikes.|