Tuesday, November 29, 2011


Essex Steam Train

Here's another view of the steam locomotive in Essex.  I was hoping this picture would convey some sense of the power of these engines driven entirely with the energy contained in heated water.  It's pretty fascinating to me.  On a much smaller scale, and without as much soot and smoke seen above,  steam also powered the Stanley Steamer.

Stanley Steamer, Mystic Seaport Antique Auto Show, 2011


  1. The picture of the train looks just like the train in Back to the Future 3. Probably more like the when they are in the old west, but still a little like the time machine one.

  2. Thats exactly what i was thinking mary! All you need is a picture of the doc!!