SAVE TRAIN 1285 DENNIS THE MENACE PARK MONTEREY,CA
  • Petitioned Save train 1285 at Dennis the Menace park in Monterey California

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Save train 1285 at Dennis the Menace park in Monterey California

SAVE TRAIN 1285 DENNIS THE MENACE PARK MONTEREY,CA

    1. michelle staley
    2. Petition by

      michelle staley

      Alta, IA

This train is a part of California's history. Not only is the train one of the most favorite attractions to this wonerful park located in Monterey California but this train holds memories of thousands maybe even millions of children, families, husbands, wives, girlfriends, grandparents and grandchildren alike. The entire family can find something to do at this park but the train is special. It is a real train engine that has been modified over the years to make it safe for children to play on. They get to climb on board and pretend to take a magical trip. Do not let them take our beloved train away. This park attracks thousands every year from every corner of the world and every year these families hope to return to carry on this tradition, not to mention the locals love it. It is like Disneyland but without the long lines, the expensive tickets plus it encourages children to use their imaginations while they are playing on this magical train. Please sign the petition to save Train 1285 at Dennis the Menace park in Monterey, California.

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    1. Reached 2,500 signatures
    2. Let's not give up the fight for train 1285, let's keep our dreams alive.

      michelle staley
      Petition Organizer

      People have signed this petition from as far away as Amsterdam and Alaska, this is not just any train, this train is special. Let's make so generations to come may have equal rights to this attraction as we all did. We all want to go there again with our children, grandchild and great grandchildren. Let's not give up the fight for train 1285, let's keep our dreams alive.

    3. Reached 100 signatures

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    • ted klapka TALL TIMBERS, MD
      • almost 2 years ago

      I played in this in the late 50s and it is the way a perfect childhood should be.

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    • Bonnie Hsia CUPERTINO, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

      I played on this train as a child with all of my cousins touring big family outings, and I have many fond memories of this beautiful park and TRAIN! Now, my son is 2.5, and he adores "choo-choo" trains! I want him to experience the same joy of using his imagination and fostering creative thinking while he plays with my supervision ON the train. It would make him incredibly happy. Furthermore, fostering a love of trains is likely to make them more interesting;whereas, denying kids this experience is more likely to make them turn their backs on history and trains. Why is that a good idea? Lets allow parents to be parents who supervise and care for their children, and, more importantly, lets allow children to activate their imaginations and enjoy playing on history!

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    • sandra adams PINEY FLATS, TN
      • almost 2 years ago

      We lived in Monterey when our kids were little and they loved climbing on that train. kids still love to climb on trais and there are few of them left in which to do so. I think kids like them even more now because so many never even see trains running, it is a memory told to them by their parents and here is one for my grandchildren to climb on. They have loved it when they are out there. Don't take it away.

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    • Nicholas Marden NYC, NY
      • almost 2 years ago

      Who could even consider removing or limiting the use of this local institutional icon ?

      Does the term KILLJOY come to mind for anyone else besides me ?

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    • linda bell PHOENIX, AZ
      • almost 2 years ago

      Its a part of Calif. history. History is something that can never be replaced! Whether you live in the area or traveling thru it brings joy and wonderful memories to young and old.

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