His childhood dream came true.

Pavel Chilin built his very own mini train. Steam puff-puffs. The engine chug-chugs.

The tracks wind through tall grass and over three streams on his land. All aboard!


READ MORE: Mr. Chilin lives near St. Petersburg, Russia. It took him over ten years to build his mini railway. He had some help. Neighbors gave him scrap metal. Other train lovers offered advice. Boys and girls and their moms and dads can take rides in “passenger” cars pulled behind the little steam engine. One nine-year-old passenger wants to become an engineer. He was happy that the train “is like a real one.” Proverbs 17:22 tells us, “A joyful heart is good medicine.”