Thursday, December 29, 2005
An old time steam locomotive from the early 18oos. One of the sights on our post Christmas outing to experience the days when steam was king.
This diesel locomotive had a sixteen cylinder engine to drive the generators that powered the electric motors.
An early Ford automobile. It was said that you could have any color car you wanted as long as it was black.
Called a "thermos bottle on wheels," this locomotive doesn't make its own steam. It is filled from a central source running for several hours on a single charge of steam. Because there is no combustion this locomotive was used in places like munition factories.
Some of the cold tourists. Surprisingly there was a fairly big crowd the day we were there - December 28th.
This shot does not do justice to all that is in the main building. There shot shows less than a fourth of the available space and display area.
Relaxing after a chilly afternoon in the Pennsylvania Train Museum. It makes perfect sense but I didn't realize they don't really heat the building. The trains don't mind the cold. It was 40 degrees in the building but warm as toast in the lounge car. There was a pot belly coal burning stove in the corner.
Sunday, December 25, 2005
Stacey designed a logo and had a sign made for my favorite activity. Early next year, we'll have a web site up too!
Chris was behind his video camera most of the night -- shooting Alie. Finally he let us see his face.
Garrick couldn't wait. We gave him an early present--three artists performing his favorite Christmas song, Little Drummer Boy.