Music, Genealogy, Internet, Photography, and Trains

Music, Genealogy, Internet, Photography, and Trains

Music, Genealogy, Internet, Photography, and TrainsMusic, Genealogy, Internet, Photography, and TrainsMusic, Genealogy, Internet, Photography, and Trains

Trains

Murphy's Railroad

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. 

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Alliance OH Train Meet 1970-1973

Alliance OH Train Meet 1970-1973 from 8mm film. 

Century Village, Burton OH

The last time dad drove a train

Century Village, Burton OH

The Last time Dad drove a train

Dad running Perry Willis' Ottaway

 Dad running Perry Willis' Ottaway. The Ottaway is now in Chicago.