Sunday, December 3, 2023


 It's an interesting number date today.  😀  It's also Steamy Sunday here on the Blog!  Today's image goes back to October and Abilene Kansas.  On October 7, I was in Abilene helping out at the Heritage Days Festival and the Abilene & Smoky Valley Railroad was operating it's steam locomotive 3415.  It's a former Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Pacific type locomotive which means it has a 4-6-2 wheel arrangement.  It was operating for it's last weekend before it has to undergo it's 15 year boiler rebuild as required by the FRA. This is it on the way back to the station when the locomotive is pulling the train.  When it heads out it is on the front of the train and then moves around to the rear for the return trip.


  1. Nice to see so many steam locomotives still in operation

    1. It is and I have seen a couple that are still in the works.