I am ashamed to say that up until a week ago, my boys had never been on a train. There are many local trains nearby, but we've never taken one. Last weekend, our friends had a birthday party for their son on a train- and we went! All 3 kids got to go for their first train ride. Asher was enthralled and loved watching the scenery, Benjamin was wary and took time to warm up, and Charlotte thought it was no big deal and practiced her walking on a moving train.