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Unwrapping The Becky

Getting the Becky framed for the cover takes 4-6 people. Getting the shrinkwrap cover up on top of the frame takes 6-8 people. Dropping the cover and heat shrinking it takes 2 people. Taking it all off in the spring […]

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What IS a Caboose?

The word “caboose” is of Dutch origin and means the “galley of a ship.” More modern terms for the caboose evolved: crummy, cabin, hack. Why these terms were applied to a railroad car is uncertain, but entertaining! The need for […]

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How do steam locomotives get enough water to make all that steam?

Steam locomotives consume large volumes of water. Traditionally, the engine water was replenished during station stops, but if the locomotive was running long distances on a tight timetable, the requirement to add water was a huge limitation. To improve efficiency […]

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2017 Opening Weekend in May – Day Out With Mom, “Saybrook Special” and Cabooses

A special outing for the special women in our lives. Treat Mom to a memorable Steam Train and Riverboat ride – celebrate a picture-perfect day on our vintage rail cars and riverboat. The day is complete with a complimentary potted […]

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