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It’s a Thomas the Tank Engine Halloween

  Halloween is just over a week away… wouldn’t it be fun to bond with your child while learning how to carve a pumpkin that looks like Thomas the Tank Engine? Image credit: Relive your memories from taking your […]


The Origin of “Horsepower”

  Although James Watt wasn’t the true inventor of the steam engine, this Scottish inventor developed the first way to measure its power… in the mid-1700s! Types of experimental steam-powered engines have been in the works for hundreds of years […]


We give trains a home at the Valley Railroad!

  Unlike many railroad museums and excursions, the Valley Railroad Company has been in existence in one form or another since 1868. In some ways, the history of this little railroad is as exciting as a ride on the railroad itself, and […]