Monday, May 24, 2010

Steam visits the Naugy

Flagg Coal 75 arrives at Thomaston, Connecticut - Photo by Jim Hinman

Relive the days of steam on the Naugatuck Railroad! Flagg Coal Co. #75 is a 40 ton coal-fired steam locomotive built in 1930. It worked in Pennsylvania coal mines and New York rock quarries until it was retired in 1953. #75 rusted away, forgotten until 1991, when it was purchased by father and son team John and Barney Gramling from Indiana. The Gramlings moved #75 to their farm and fully restored it to operating condition, completing it October 2001. Since then, #75 has since traveled as far as Florida, Michigan, and North Carolina as a living, breathing ambassador of American steam railroading. Flagg Coal Co. 75 will be operating on the Naugatuck Railroad May 28-31 at 10:00 am, 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm, and 4:00 pm. Buy your tickets now!

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Video by Jim Hinman