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Old 10-27-2009, 08:10 AM   #15
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Default I worked that line in the 70"s

This brings back many memories. I was able to volunteer in the mid to late 70's with 3-4 others on the line.
We did fire watch behind the steam engine during the summer, replaced rail ties during the spring and even worked on the engine during the winter cleaning the fire box. I recall the front of the engine (nose) off and grinding the black soot off the inner walls.
We stayed over on the privately owned caboose and in one of the smaller stations (do not recall which one).
Thanks for the post it brought back some very good times!
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