The SCRM fire protection crew follow Flagg Coal 75 out the short line with a water pump car in tow. Click HERE to see what happen... (more)
Final shot from this series: 2028 pulls the train into the siding at Rion so the fire crew can follow 75 on the run back to Rockton. The all volunteer crew at the SCRM was very friendly and profe... (more)
75 might be a tiny little thing, but her beautiful three chime whistle sounded great echoing through the piney woods of steam-starved SC.
Following the passenger train back to Rockton is SCMZ 2028 built for the US Army in 1951. Its V-8 567 prime mover makes 800HP.
This old pump takes center stage as 2028 follows the passenger train back in.
This, folks, is what today was all about. The story here is that Dad wanted to head back to the car after the steamer has passed, but this little guy would have none of it! He was determined to ge... (more)
Though she's small, Flagg Coal 75 set fires along the drought striken ROW in a big way. The museum's fire crew with a water tank on a speeder (seen just over the nose of the fire truck) could not ... (more)
This little ten wheeler keeps a watchful eye over the museum parking lot, which was bustling with visitors eager to see Flagg Coal 75. This particular specimen is a 1927 Baldwin product with 51" ... (more)
The tiny 1930 saddle tank engine is dwarfed by the coaches as she shoves out the line.
Note the horns atop the first passenger car. These cars once served in the Northeast as electric MU cars. The pantographs were removed after arrival in SC.
Quite a carravan of chasers were out to watch this little tea kettle in action and many of these short trips out of the museum were sold out.
For the first time in many years steam returns to SC in the form of Flagg Coal 75 running on the volunteer operated SC RR Museum's Rockton, Rion, & Western line.