Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Do The Locomotion
The Willits Frontier Days celebrations wouldn't be complete without demonstrations of antique railroad equipment by Roots of Motive Power. This all volunteer organization is for enthusiasts of steam power and old time heavy machinery who put in countless hours reconstructing, repairing, and operating prized examples from the past century and a half of logging and construction. This was one of the opportunities for the public to take rides around the now complete loop track these men built, and to learn a little about how such engines work. For folks with more than a passing interest, they also offer steam engineering and safety classes every April. Check their website for more information.