San Diego Real Estate Voice : February 2010

The Little Engine That Could And Did

Early fall of this past year, I had the wonderful good fortune to travel to Virgina City, Nevada. This old and amazing historical town was home to the Comstock Fireman's Museum and naturally I couldn't resist checking it out.

I found this gorgeous piece of fire fighting equipment from the turn of the century. It is a Circa 1879 Clapp and Jones Steam Fire Engine made in Hudson New York. The restoration took two and half years  with the guidance of  steam power consultant Tom Gray. I was told by the Docent of the Museum that this sparkling and like new restored engine is slated to appear in the next Rose Bowl Parade .

I was so fascinated by how beautifully it was restored. There are a variety of other famous engines on display  but this one really caught my eye. Very useful in it's time, this was indeed The Little Engine that Could and Did.

 

Click On Photo Below If You Enjoy My Blog

 Thank You !

http://activerain.com/social/subscribe/8657

 

 

Comment balloon 49 commentsWilliam Johnson • February 27 2010 12:19PM
The Little Engine That Could And Did
share
Early fall of this past year, I had the wonderful good fortune to travel to Virgina City, Nevada. This old and amazing historical town was home to the Comstock Fireman's Museum and naturally I couldn't resist checking it out. I found this… more
Transitioning from the Digital Decade to the Connected Culture
share
Transitioning from the Digital Decade to the Connected Culture - By now most of us have added our profiles to various social networks, first of which for most of us was right here in ActiveRain. As we began our first efforts to absorb what… more
"Under All Is The Land". The ActiveRain Photo Blogger Group…
share
All through our lives, Americans of very generation have been almost obsessed with loving to share their experiences in life with others through Photos. Photos of our Children and Family, Family vacations, our backyards communities where we… more
This is a Test.
share
The Title sounds like something that would appear on our Black and White TV sets back in the early sixties just before the Ed Sullivan Show. This is a test! I have had so many comments, instead of deleting this post, I will expand it… more