The engine crew, and a few intrepid visitors, were up early to get the engine started for the day.
Stephanie Tadlock as hossler, starts the fire.
Ever wonder where the expression "building up steam" came from?
Plenty of time to tell stories during the wait.
And. . .time to back out.
Then onto the turntable, enroute the depot.
Jim Sutherland, flanked by Railtown's Car Hosts, sang the National Anthem as part of the opening ceremony.
Full house, over 1,000 riders today.
And we'll do it again tomorrow!