Prior to setting up at the Strasburg Firehouse for the 0 scale show tomorrow my wife and I stopped by the Strasburg RR for some down time.
Absolutely NOTHING like standing on the platform next a iron monster breathing, sighing, belching smoke while hissing and clanking casually swapping position from one end of the train to the other.
We took the A/C diner car for a cool break and snack. Sealed windows were a bummer, could hardly hear the locomotive.
Diesels are OK but these steam animals are freeking alive! Just can not imagine what you folks on the other side of the country experience when the large UP engines visit your area.
Tomorrow after the 0 scale show we will be taking in the PA state railroad museum. They have doubled the indoor trackage over the years and enlarged the storage sidings. The complex must be 1/4 mile long.
Strasburg is definitely a great RR Mecca. Much more than a just a train show.