MURDOC1 wrote:WOW, this is great, cool video and so close to home!!! My 2+ year old Nephew is big into trains, at least on TV (Thomas, etc) and is yet to experience one in real-life, think this would be a great experience for him and me too for that matter... I was just a small kid when my parents took me for a ride on the Strasburg Railroad, too young to really remember, but I have always had interest in steam engines like this #40....
Hey Adam, you aren't too far away from this place http://www.palivesteamers.org/index.html
You should really make the trip to Rahns to see them. Come down Rt. 113 to the light at Rahns concrete, turn right and they are on the right about 1/4 mile. Plus they do give rides. I see that on their website they claim no general public, but I have taken the grandkids there many times. One of my little guys finally passed out in my arms from sheer exhaustion. He did not want to get offf the train.
I see that they do have an engine for sale. If you buy it, you could apply for membership...... The guys I met there are all really nice. These things are done to scale and are fully operational steam engines.