Moderator: Benjamin Maggi
jgallaway81 wrote:They need to do something to start improving revenues or the passenger business is going to bankrupt the road.When I was there on Memorial Day, I overheard a crew member talking with a patron about the moderate turn out and why the road hadn't pushed too hard at making big announcements about the return to steam service.
jgallaway81 wrote:Tom; the best either engine could pull (of A&A only cars) would have been eight. There are currently 3 combines and 3 coaches, and two steel cars were scrapped. Then the gondola.I found a 8mm (Silent) film my Dad took of #14 back in 1971 and seemed #14 was pulling lot of cars & seemed busy. I put it up on youtube if your interested
I can't say that they never had some additional cars brought in for an excursion, but I dont know of any since the steam program was initiated.
But, from the descriptions of the public interest in the 60's & 70's, I'd say eight cars would have been possible, though I'd love to know how they managed to do the switching at either end.... though I have an idea.