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My family and my dogs are my life, but my love is steam trains. My dad took me as a child on my first train ride on the steam train called the General #3 (yes, the General from the civil war), and that was it. I fell in love with trains. This photo was taken by me as a child. View full size.
Erie Railroad #3342, Class S Berkshire heading eastbound out of Port Jervis, NY. The Photo looks like the work of a Brownie box camera; nevertheless, it's long on drama. Thanks to the unknown photographer. View full size.