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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Long Island Live Steamers

Like history? Like old trains?

Then you might like Live Steamers.

An old friend of ours is a member of the Long Island Live Steamers Club. These folks are really into the history of railroads. They build replicas of old trains. Not "models" -- these aren't toy trains, running on tracks around your living room. These replicas are large enough to ride on.

The Long Island club is based in Southaven Park. They've built two tracks through the woods, where club members can ride their trains. Many club members travel, they take their trains to "meets" sponsored by other clubs.

But what's really cool is how the club raises money for its activities. Public run days. Twice a month they give rides to the public. They don't charge a fee to ride, but you are encouraged to make a small donation.

It's a fun way to kill an hour or two, especially if you have young children.



Here's more info http://www.longislandlivesteamers.org/about.php



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2 comments:

LuAnn Braley said...

Visiting from NaBloPoMo. I remember taking an open air/tour train called the Heber Creeper in Utah from the town of Heber to Bridal Veil Falls as a child. These days, in Kentucky, there is the Stearns Railway that goes from the town of Stearns (go figure!) to a nearby former coal-mining operation and company town. My kids loved it and we regularly go there with visitors.

songbird's crazy world said...

Welcome. Your train ride sounds like fun!

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