Today is National Train Day. There are at least two events in my local area commemorating National Train Day.
It is a rainy and chilly day, a day that I didn’t feel like spending too much time in the outdoors. My husband and I did drive to Sam’s Club in Jamestown, NY this morning. We usually go shopping at Sam’s Club once a month. We stopped in Falconer, NY on our way home. A photographer friend shared the fact that the locomotive that will steam into Jamestown at noon today prepares for its journey in Falconer. Hence, the reason for our stop in Falconer. I am happy that we made the stop.
American Viscose Company of Roanoke VA had Locomotive #6 built in 1925 by Baldwin Locomotive Works Philadelphia, PA. It was scrapped in the early 1960s to Gem City Iron & Metal Company of Pulaski, VA. Number 6 was purchased by Scott Symans of Dunkirk NY in 2004 and completely restored to operating condition between 2004 and 2007.
The following video, captured by a drone, shows Viscose Company #6 steaming into the Jamestown Railroad Station at last year’s National Train Day event.