History was made at the Lorain & West Virginia with the steam locomotive number 63, Leviathan, and the newly reconstructed Lincoln Funeral Car known as the United States. Four trips left the station each day behind Leviathan and before they left they were treated to our 16 x 12 foot three track display of operating O-Gauge trains. We had quite an enjoyable time introducing budding and seasoned railfans to the magic that is O-Gauge model railroading. In fact, during the event we passed out over 150 MTH Ready-to-Run catalogs and Premier and RailKing catalogs. Premier Line models of Leviathan and Nickel Plate Road USRA 0-6-0 #365 sister locomotive to #384 were the undisputed stars of our layout.
The newly reconstructed Lincoln Funeral Car, also known as the United States, was on static display for the entire event. For a $5 donation you could walk through the beautifully rebuilt car. Every detail was painstakingly researched and the results have to be seen to believe.
Adam took part in the Night Photo Shoot with Leviathan which featured a troop of Civil War reenactors. Adam plans on offering prints of his photos for purchase as soon as he has time to sort through them all!
You might think that after three days of running O-Gauge trains inside of an old New York Central Freight House would be enough fun, but we’re gearing ourselves up for another two days. That’s right Leivathan will be running trips again at the Lorain & West Virginia next weekend May 30th and 31st! More details will be available at www.lsra.org within the next few days and we will post more information as soon as possible.
Kids 12 and under $5
Veterans (with proof of service) $6
Lincoln Funeral Car Admission $5
Parking is free!
Trip times will be available soon