Last weekend, Thomas the Tank Engine and Percy the Green Engine entertained youngsters at the Illinois Railway Museum.
That's from a year ago, and again we have rain overnight and a blue norther blowing to report.
The Karlson Brothers Circus also brought out a tank engine to switch the wagon shops.
That's Ludwig der Starke, a Prussian tank engine, switching a horse car. Two sleeping cars for workmen are behind. Any resemblance of the paint job to the Chicago Aurora and Elgin is deliberate. I had some visitors to the show asking if I had a lineup of Republicans. Nope, these elephants are in too orderly a line ...