Dad love trains.
My dad, Howard C. Murphy, collected 12 inch gauge steam trains. The last two videos were of the last time dad ran a train. He died of melanoma about 3 months later in September 2010.
The Ottaway came from Lake Shore Park, Ashtabula, OH. These are the only photos I have of it in the park.
He ran his trains at the Century Village in Burton, OH which still has his "Murphy's Railroad" as part of the exhibit.
I never lost my love of train travel. Whenever I travel, somewhere or somehow there was a train involved. My favorite trip was up to the "Top of Europe" in Switzerland. Nothing like -20 degree weather in May.
Alliance OH Train Meet 1970-1973 from 8mm film.
The last time dad drove a train
The Last time Dad drove a train
Dad running Perry Willis' Ottaway. The Ottaway is now in Chicago.