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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Great Lakes Live Steamers

There's some green space in Royal Oak called Starr Jaycee Park on 13 Mile where Rob, one of the engineers, took us on a steam powered train ride this past Saturday. The Great Lakes Live Steamers offer these rides for free the first weekend of every month when the weather is good. We saw him stoke the little engine with real coal. The park has the 7.5 inch gauge track laid all around. These volunteers do it just to see the joy on everyone's faces while experiencing a ride on an authentic miniature railroad.

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