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Font Resize Remember that 100-year-old trolley at San Jose's History Park I wrote about a couple months back? Well, it's getting a birthday party Sunday during the second of four History San Jose's Family Days planned this summer, all focusing on
But on Monday, it was just a little piece of the past as a train loaded with coal lumbered through town. Railroad lines were the vitamins that built Philipsburg from a tiny village in the woods to a hub for local industries. They brought the trees
For five years members of Lomita's South Bay Free Methodist Church have volunteered to help the city's railroad museum, which is just down the street. At first they pulled weeds, upgraded a storage area and organized some reference materials, led by
But Sunday at the Folsom Handcar Derby, retiree Harry Halverstadt, a docent for the California State Railroad Museum, had a gleam in his eyes over the thrill of working an old-fashioned railroad cart and "pumping till you puke." And John Echoff, a
The event will be held April 30 and May 1 on the railroad tracks at East Bidwell Street near Broadstone Parkway in front of Broadstone Marketplace. The competition is sponsored by the Folsom, El Dorado and Sacramento Historic Railroad Association.
If you're tired of paying for gas and don't mind some physical effort, Charles Greenwood wants to talk to you about his HumanCar . The American engineer has created a car that is operated by up to four hand cranks. You and your three fellow travelers