April 18, 2011

Weddings and Hoboes, and Train Depots! Oh My!

This past weekend, one of our crew took a road trip to a little town called Florala, Alabama for a wedding. The wedding took place at the Florala Historical Society's L&N Train Depot. The building was built in 1902. There used to be at least four railroad tracks that ran through Florala but now there is only a very short section left.

The building was beautiful and rustic, a perfect location for a wedding. The weather was absolutely beautiful and the bride and groom were able to get many comical photographs while posing on the ladder for the boxcar that is stationed at the L&N Train Depot.

To find out more about steam railroads and Florala, Alabama, click here.

Another interesting fact about the area is that the mascot of one of the local high schools is the hobo!

Laurel Hill, Florida is very close to Florala, Alabama and Hobo Pride is alive and strong. Laurel Hill was once serviced by the L&N railroad and the town was home to many hoboes throughout the years. In fact, Laurel Hill not only pays tribute to the hobo by using him as a school mascot, but the Laurel Hill Hobo Festival takes place every fall!

You can read more about Laurel Hill, Florida and their famous Hoboes by clicking here.

All in all, it was a spectacular weekend in the quaint little town of Florala. The bride and groom celebrated their wedding night with an amazing display of fireworks and everybody went home happy!

Trainz.com wishes to congratulate the happy couple.

Happy Railroading!

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