- We were initially disappointed that the first trip of the day is not with the famed steam engine, but rather a diesel one, as this would mean workers would have to wake at 3am to get the steam rolling.
- This might not have been a terrible thing, since the return trip with the steam engine was much louder – not only due to the increased number of people, but the toot-toot of the whistle was louder with steam than diesel.
- Brad remembers the 1880 Train running on coal as a child, but they abandoned coal and now use used-motor oil to create the steam as coal is a fire hazard.
- It was very cool to see the conductor filling the train with water when we arrived in Keystone – a bit of oil was needed as well.
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