Tuesday, February 28, 2006

California State Railroad Museum

Last weekend Ewan and I drove up to Sacramento to the California State Railroad Museum. It was very fun. They have the largest existing steam locomotivee in the world. It was designed for hauling big freight loads over the Sierras. The exhaust output of the big steam engines was so prodigous that the engineers were suffocating in the long tunnels. So they designed these with the cab in front. The thing is 2 stories high! With the tender it is much longer than it looks in the photo.

Don't eat at the all-you-can-eat pizza buffet in Old Sacramento. The pizza slices we were less lunch than an archeological exhibit, "Pizza of the Late 20th Century."


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