THE JOY OF A STORIED ENGINE IN RUNNING CONDITION!
For years the Arcade & Attica has operated its 2-8-0 Alco steam locomotive with its nose facing northward on its excursion from Arcade to Curriers.
The engine runs around the train at Curriers and returns to Arcade with its tender leading.
But on two weekends this year the New York-based tourist railroad has reversed that.
It turned No. 18 on a wye behind its shop in Arcade and ran tender first to Curriers and had the nose pointed southward for the 7.16-mile return trip.
From a photography standpoint, it is better to have the locomotive nose pointed southward because the lighting is better.
One of those weekends when the nose was pointed southward preceded Independence Day. Ed Ribinskas and I piled into Marty Surdyk’s Jeep Patriot to make the trek to…
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