Many years ago I took a short vacation with my two little girls in tow. We had little money so the trip was short. But I took them to the A&A railroad and we rode to train. I'm no sure now what engine was being used that day but it seems to me that it was the 14. The engine was not superheated but I can't remember what number it is. My girls were 12 and 9 at that time. Today, many years later, they're 30 and 27. To this day, this is the one trip that they still talk about. The day Dad took us to the railroad and we got covered in oil and soot. I have a picture of my youngest on top of the coal pile in the yard. It's surprising what kids remember. Since that time we'vew been to Disney World and they (with my first wife) have been to Spain, Italy and Mexico. Yet this is the trip they remember to most.
One day when my new wife and I were there, we rode the train the first two trips. I hadn't had enough yet so we bought tickets for the last trip of the day. The old Engineer, I think his name was Cartwright or something like that, ran into us and he asked us why we hadn't left yet. We told him we were going to ride the last train that day to help support the railroad. His replay was, "when we get up to the station and we do the run-around, you guys ride with me in the cab". WHOA! The wife was his look-out on the fireman's side and we ran the run-around with the crew. What a treat!
These are a fine bunch of people down there and I hope that everyone who reads this forum makes the effort to get down there - no matter what power they're running that day.
Good luck to them!