Saturday, October 18, 2008

How To Run A Steam Locomotive

Great Daily Mail article on steam locomotives for trains, and how to run them, and why they are building them again.

Back in the late '80's I was living briefly in Galveston, Texas, and the city was contemplating running a steam train line to Houston, they offered rides on the train for a short journey up the track and back, I managed to snag a seat. The trip consisted of about a hundred yard journey, up and back. Rather anti-climactic, but it allows me to say I have, in fact, traveled by steam train.

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