Enjoy a 6-mile excursion pulled by Flagg Coal #75, an operating coal-fired 0-4-0steam engine built by Vulcan Iron Works in 1930. This 40-ton saddle tank locomotive was used as a switch engine until 1935 when it was sold and used to push 4-wheel hopper cars from the steam shovel to the crusher at the rock quarry until 1953.
The locomotive sat untouched in a museum until 1991, when the Gramlings purchased it and spent 10 years painstakingly restoring it to service. Now you can relive the golden age of steam with a ride on the train pulled by #75!
Mr. Jim will entertain in the picnic pavilion with ol' timey music -- bring a lunch and sing along!
Flagg Coal #75 has been given the nickname "Hank the Tank Engine". You can read about Hank and his restoration by a young boy and father that had a dream of restoring Hank to his former glory. The story is a great read for adults and children alike. It is on sale at the Flagg Coal souvenir tent and you can get the book signed by the author Pat Gramling herself! You may find some of the other characters in the book walking around as well!