Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: rural southwestern N.Y. State
This train only makes excursion runs for a few miles each way..besides servicing a few local businesses. For a while, some local guys dressed as
desperados and "held up' the train about half way along the route.
Maintenance is a costly thing. They have to tear down the steam engine every few years and do na complete overhaul, under scrutinizing federal eyes.
The old steam trains..do you remember how, when we walked the tracks hunting groundhogs etc? The railbeds were different from today,
in that we walked upon a bed of cinders.
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