Since Advent Should be a Joyous time, I’m posting about a recent childhood memory revisited that did not disappoint:
Welcome to the 1880 Train in the Black Hills of South Dakota. This is actually an oil powered steam engine from the 1920’s, Engine #104. Engine #7, which pulled our train ride in 1969 has been retired (now 100 years old), but was the star of many movies and TV shows in the 1960-70’s. If you remember the old Soul Train animation, that too was Engine #7. So if all of the engines are 20th Century vintage, why the 1880 Train name? Read here for the answer.
So What is the Memory? Well you know from previous posts that I love trains, and take every opportunity to ride steam trains. I inherited this love of Steam from my father. Our family road the 1880 train because He loved trains. I road mostly in silence thinking of that trip in 1969……….
Recharging the boiler with water before the next trip……….
Tech Info: Minolta X-700 with Tamron 28-200 zoom lens; Kodak Portra 160 film. Developed and scanned by Old School Photo Lab.