American Rail Transportation
About the opening photograph

The WPRR Museum at Portola has a program where you can run one of several locomotives for an
hour under the supervision of a qualified engineer. This little guy is
probably one of the
youngest participants the museum has ever had. This is one of those shots that sometimes
you just can't resist. The locomotive in use was  Western Pacific 917D.  Both he and his older
brother did quite well at operating the unit. I do know who he is but am not at liberty to publish
his name at the request of his grandparents.


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