When we would go to Jones Beach, we wanted to go into the water with Dad because he took us further into the waves :) Mom would always tell him not to drop us. And he never did :)
Similarly, my brother was scared of trains, but he wanted to see them. So when we took my grandparents (mom's parents) to the LIRR station (Long Island Railroad), he would ask my dad to pick him up and hold him so he could see the train.
I have always liked trains. Still do. Maybe it is a family thing..