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Written by Dusty Garison - College Heights Friendship House

Holding On to Our Heritage

Anyone who knows me well knows that I love trains. Real trains, model trains, amusement park trains - doesn't matter. If it runs on rails, I want to see it, watch it, and ride it if I can.

I also happen to be a fan of history. I am fascinated by the past, by the forces that shaped our society and by the decisions that brought us to where we are today.

So I was thrilled when several railroads began repainting some of their newest and most powerful locomotives in the old, historic paint schemes of some of their predecessors. What's not to love, right? It combines two of my favorite passions - history AND trains...