For fun, on the way home from Washington, I visited Steamtown in Scranton, PA. It’s a great museum. I took the back shop tour and had the privilege of seeing the work being done to restore more steamers as well as seeing an operating one up close on the turntable.
For Father’s day I visited the railroad museum in Danbury, Connecticut. It features several model layouts including at that time an amazing traveling Lego layout. Both museums have very well-restored Post Office cars. Danbury also features a number of older diesels. It has only one steamer and that is not operational.
I enjoy exploring railroad history. The railroads have played such a crucial role in the formation of our country. I firmly believe they need to play a bigger role in the future too.