On September 28 and 29, 2002, Hawaii Railway Number Five operated for the fall festival of the Connecticut Antique Machinery Association. At various times it could be seen pulling two hi-sided gondola cars. They were built in 1902 by American Car and Foundry for the Denver and Rio Grande Western. The cars were obtained from the Sundown and Southern auction. Car number 1331 has been repainted while number 1132 has not. They are made of douglas fir and are 32 feet long. Here are some images from the event:
This photograph shows Number Five cooling down in the engine house after the run on Saturday, September 28, 2002. The coach on the left is awaiting restoration and once ran on the Waynesburg & Washington Railroad in Pennsylvania.
The above image shows Number Five pulling the gondolas. The headlight is only used when the locomotive is moving forward.
The volunteer riding in the gondola serves as an emergency brakeman.
Taken on Saturday evening, this photograph shows the locomotive waiting to pull in to the engine house for the night.
This final image shows Number Five at the end of the line, nearly ready to steam forward. The track beyond the train will be extended into a neighboring valley using rail and hardware donated by the Housatonic Railroad. This will allow visitors to park their vehicles and ride the train to the museum proper rather than taking the school buses that currently perform that task.
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