WILL YOU LOOK THIS GOOD AT 97? The East Troy Railroad put Sheboygan Interurban 26 into demonstration service over the weekend.

That cheap digital camera does not work real well with large subjects and bright lights. Here is the same car a year ago, before the motors and control equipment were installed.

The car makes all the proper traction noises as well as the creaking you'd expect of a wooden-bodied car. On the other hand, if it's the arks you prefer, the railroad had the two-car South Shore train out running.

The featured car is South Shore No. 30, now running as East Troy Electric 30, having regained its original number rather than the 1130 it ran as for some years. It's a Pullman box smoker with the original leather-covered bucket seats and wood-panelled locker and toilet doors.

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