The train is ready to depart the Carson Street Station at Woodstation Elementary in Rock Springs, Georgia.
This, however, is no ordinary train – no tickets or baggage required. The only requirement is the students’ imaginations.
The Carson Street Station is the fifth Ben Carson Reading Room to be sponsored by the Holland Family Foundation. A bright blue locomotive pulls red, green, and yellow passenger cars. The cars were handmade by a local company, and children can climb inside to curl up with a good book. The massive mural features rustic scenery as the train navigates its way through narrow tunnels. A quote engraved on the wall reminds students that “Reading gives us someplace to go when we must stay where we are.”
To view more photos from the Woodstation Elementary School Reading Room opening, click here.