SMITTY wrote:Thanks for that vid William! I am SO there! ROAD TRIP!
Well, someday anyway. Maybe I'll take the bike.
I have a large boiler (not the one heating the house) .... all I need is some steam cylinders, pistons, etc. and the Jimmy could live again, this time STEAM POWERED! That would be sweeet! I'd get rid of all my tires on the maiden voyage ... which would be on earth day ... and I'd take it straight through Worcester!
Ahhh the fun I could have with a limitless budget!
That vid reminded me of the Cog Railway up Mt.Washington, NH - that one has to be the steepest around. The steam engines were specifically designed for this massive grade in 1869.
Disregard the treehugger train in the beginning ... why anyone would waste their money on THAT when there's a steaming, smoking piece of history ready to roll right behind it is beyond me!
Smitty, I've always wanted to see the cog railroad. Especially before the Greenie Weenies ruin it.
Anyway, one really neat thing to do if you go to Cass West Virginia is to spend a few days in a caboose. They are way in the top of the mountains and the Railroad provides you with all the coal you need to cook and heat.