Steinman Station is a replica train depot at the Pennsylvania Railroad Museum. It's right out of the early 20th century in terms of appearance. When I first stepped inside I realized how small it was and thought about the towns and boroughs of past times when this country was still developing.
In this post we take a look inside the Pennsylvania Railroad Museum where many historic and vintage vehicles have been preserved and are on display. This place is loaded with history, from signal lights that have saved lives to actual seating from train stations to 19th century luggage, its all here to see and enjoy.
The Pennsylvania Railroad, aka "Pennsy", was once the proud owner of this historic steam locomotive numbered 1223. This is known as a 4-4-0 configuration, that is, 4 leading wheels followed by 4 powered wheels and no (0) trailing wheels.
Happy New Year and welcome back! It's been a wonderful Holiday break and I hope you enjoyed the time with family and friends. I also want to thank you all for your wonderful holiday wishes. Very much appreciated! ;-)
While away, my Happy New Year post received nearly 3900 visitors on December 31, a very pleasant surprise. Having just discovered this while writing this post, I'll have to look in my Google Analytics account to see where that traffic spike originated. What a way to end the year.
But it's 2012 now and time to jump back in the groove and continue to ride the train toward success. Speaking of trains, today's image was taken toward the end of Summer 2011 when I visited the Strasburg Railroad in Pennsylvania, site of this All Aboard post. There are many vintage and still operational machines there including the Canadian National Railroad's number 89, built in 1910. I nearly missed this shot, seeing it the last minute as it was about to pass, so I had to grab the camera and focus quickly. Would have loved to have gotten more in the frame but glad for catching this much in action.
While doing a little keyword research I came across this video (3:19) tribute. It has some nice photos and is set to music by the Backstreet Boys.
Have a great day!