Last month my husband worked some Saturdays to learn more and help out with the steam engine. He had worked on it many times, but this was the first time he helped run it.
I didn’t want to stay home with the kids on Saturday too so I decided that the kids and I would go for a train ride.
The steam engine was not ready for the trip that we were there for, but by that time I would have been murdilated if I just took the kids back home. So we rode the train pulled by the diesel engine. The kids didn’t care.
Afterward I went down the line a little to get some video of the steam engine that was pulling the next train.
Unfortunately I only got a little bit because my 2yo was scared. She ran, tripped, and cried even though she was back far enough. It is a big, loud, awesome piece of machine.
The steam engine in the video was built in 1910 by Montreal Locomotive Works for Grand Trunk Railroad. When Canadian National Railroad bought out Grand Trunk they acquired this steam engine.
It’s a coal fired steam engine class E 10 A with a 260 configuration. If you ask me what all that means I’ll have to get back to you. 😉 In house wife terms it has 2 small front wheels, six drivers, and no rear wheels.
Number 91 can out pull anything in their train yard including their 1000 horsepower diesel engine. All without one electrical or electronic part on it.