Saturday was the first scheduled V&T trip of the 2010 season. I went down to Eastgate Station to see the train off. There wasn’t a lot of fanfare except for a few people in costume and one guy with a rifle that shot off a couple of reports as the train left. The train seemed to be full, though, so I that’s good. I’m not sure if they’ll be able to sell out every weekend, though, which is what they need to do to make any money on this.
Here are some photos of the engine starting its long trip uphill.