Wednesday, October 2, 2019

A New Month

How is it possible that another month has come and gone. The days and weeks just fly by. They say time flies when you're having fun, but I have to tell you that for me it flies whether I'm having fun or not! lol And on the side of having fun, our local scenic railway had a steam engine from Ft. Wayne, Indiana visiting for two weekends. The first weekend Ava and I just went and watched from afar. But the second weekend on Sunday (it's last run for the year here) we ended up going for a ride. We really enjoyed it and can hardly wait for the steam engine to return next September.





I knew nothing about this steam engine before out little journey began. But I was intrigued by it and started doing some research. It was built right here in Ohio, in Lima and began operating in 1944. It continued until it was retired in 1958, having been replaced by the new diesel locomotives. Thankfully this engine was stored indoors after its retirement, and at one point because of its good condition, it was put on display. Several years later, a group of steam engine enthusiasts decided to restore it and give it a new life. It moved under its own power again for the first time in 1979, and as the saying goes, the rest is history. If you're interested in learning more about it, you can go HERE.

5 comments:

  1. glad you got to go for a ride on the train, I love steam engines :)

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  2. What fun having a ride in a steam train...
    Great to read of it's history..

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  3. We road one in Sugarcreek years ago and they are so much fun. Glad you had the chance to ride one. You had a nice day too.

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  4. Hi Terry, my blog feed hasn't been working properly so it dropped all of your posts since April this morning. I loved catching up with your trips and the wall hanging for Ava is so cute. It's great to read about you having fun and ticking off items on your bucket list. I've been doing a bit of that myself. I love your steam train pictures and remember travelling on steam trains when I was young. Now we enjoy visiting the steam museums and railways and reminiscing about our childhoods and the slower pace of life!

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  5. There is nothing like those old steam engines.

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