Today, for the first time, I ran my Atlas O USRA 0-6-0 steam locomotive model of Central Railroad of New Jersey #107, purchased new in 2008. I have always admired the fine details on this engine but had avoided running it partly because of its unusual tether and partly because my layout looks like New England, not New Jersey. When I went down to the layout today, I lifted it off the siding where it was parked and decided to give it a run. The tether was definitely difficult to plug into the tender and I didn't get it right the first few times, but eventually it powered up and slowly began to pick up speed. It ran smoothly at around 30 miles-per-hour on 14 volts and less than 1 amp. The chuffing and whistle sounds were perfect, so I coupled a CNJ caboose behind and just watched it run for half an hour. I like switchers and small steam locomotives, so I plan to run it often. What trains did you run today?