Got a great comment yesterday from someone who remembers V&T Engine #29 from when it was still working on a logging railroad in Oregon. I want to bubble this up to the top so people can see it:
It is quite a thrill to see the train again. The last time I saw this train was in the early 1950’s when it was pulling logs and lumber from the Grand Ronde,Oregon area.I remember when I was at my Grandfather’s home, near the trestle which crossed over the South Yamhill River; I would wait,and listen for the steam locomotive to leave Grand Ronde and come our way.You could hear the whistle and the train as it gained speed on it’s way to Willamina and beyond.As it would start to pass my Grandfather’s home, I would run as fast as I could and foot race the locomotive.The engineer would always blow the whistle and wave as it went by. I will never forget the sounds and the sight of the smoke it bellowed out from it’s stack. What a sight for an eight year old kid. In the near future, I would like to visit Virgina City and see this train that had given me so many fond memories of my youth.