Sunday, October 22, 2023


 It's Steamy Sunday here on the Blog!  At Heritage Days in Abilene for the past 2 years, I have been firing this engine during the festival, for the most part.  I say, "for the most part" because when the steam train leaves, I go get video of that.  😄  Anyway,  the Abilene Museum has an original CW Parker carousel that normally runs on electricity but during the festival is run on steam.  This is the original engine to the carousel.  It had been separated from it at some point and then re-united years ago.  It's cool that it is still operable and that it is with it's original carousel.  Both were built right there in Abilene, Kansas.  We fire it on wood, mostly Hedge.  If interested, I have a short video of it operating on YouTube HERE.  I corrected the video, somehow it produced without sound and I did not realize it.  Weird. There is a bit more info on the engine and operation in the video description.


  1. Nice to see they were re-uinited

    1. I actually wrote that wrong, it's more that they both were re-united with Abilene where they were built. Meant to fix that. 🤔