Living history. During the dark years of World War II, America's industrial machine was perhaps its most critical weapon system, yet the workforce that made it run, which had historically b... (more)
Keeping the home fires burning. It's the fall of 1944 and America is waging war against the forces of evil in both Europe and the Pacific. With much of its able-bodied young and middle-age... (more)
Crank up the heat. The Strasburg Railroad's night hostler "dials up the thermostat" with a shovelful of the coal to keep the engine house bearable on a chilly February evening. Although th... (more)
The unmistakeable smells of steam and grease pervade the atmosphere of the engine house as hostlers bring Great Western's massive decapod #90 into her stall for the night. Scene courtesy o... (more)
With the day's run to West Jefferson long since completed, the shop crew at Bristol poses for a photograph with the 50 year-old Mollie they, and their fathers, have cared for seemingly forever. ... (more)
With the evening trip now completed, and the tourists all headed for parts unknown, the Strasburg shop crew eases the queen of the fleet back into her stall for the night.
The Strasburg Railroad's heavy iron: #s 475 and 90 slumber peacefully in the Engine House after a busy weekend of work. While 90's fire has been dropped in preparation for a 31-day inspection, 47... (more)