Sunday, June 18, 2006
My husband's Climax
DH has a Climax in our living room.
Last night we discussed how we need a great vacation this year, barring any more hurricanes. We discussed Alaska, Colorado and then as I'm thumbing through the book of train rides throughout the country, I hit upon Cass, West Virginia. Home to the most Shay engines still operating in this country. And they have a Climax. A Climax is a type of logging locomotive.
We watched the Cass video and started daydreaming about heading to West Virginia. I've never seen a real live Climax. I'm looking at the video and I ask him, "So do you have a Climax?"
He points to the train tracks above the sofa. "I keep my Climax up there."
It's a G scale Climax, like the other trains he has that we run throughout the house and in the garden railroad.
So I'm itching now to go to Cass, and see a real live Climax for myself. I've never witnessed a Climax in action. I can only imagine what it's like, the steam, the smoke and the sound... :-)
On another note, the train tracks we have running through the living room, kitchen and attic are hosting a critter train. A possum. It's living in the attic. Have NO idea how it got up there, but the other night I saw it using the train tracks to get from the garage to the attic. DH sealed the attic access for the train tracks and put a live trap up there.
No free rides in this house.