Friday, October 2, 2015

Weekend Steam: Georgetown Loop

A good friend just came back from a trip out west, and one of the stops he and his family made was the Georgetown Loop. He didn't know the history behind Number 9, but that is the engine he rode behind and he got a good shot of it crossing a trestle.

I first met Number 9 in 1966 at Mt. Pleasant after Stan Matthews brought it from the West Side Lumber Company in California. I got to ride in the cab with Stan at the throttle, and a cab ride in a big Shay is something you never forget.

October is a great time of year to visit attractions like the Georgetown Loop. The crowds are small because the kids are all doing school related activities. Check the schedule and plan a fall trip to ride this great shortline railroad.

Photo Credit: John B.

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