Saturday, September 28, 2019

Locomotives And Snowmobiles

At this point in my visit to the museum, I was going back and forth looking for additional shots and things I might have missed. I took additional views of the big bays with the locomotive engines.

I also took individual shots of the snowmobiles. This one dated from 1961.

While this was from 1972. 

This last one has seen a lot of action, winning an epic race in 1990.

A final look at the locomotive bays. I'll be wrapping up this series over the next two days.


  1. I would love to experience riding in a snowmobile.

  2. I've enjoyed your visit to the museum. No snowmobiles here of course.

  3. Snowmobiles I have never seen in real ! Only the big once to clean the road, but not for private use. There is not enough snow here and in some years not at all. The highest I can remember was maybe 30 or 40 cm !

  4. I guess many people in Canada cannot do without a snowmobile in Winter. Here we don't have that amount of snow.

  5. Enjoyed the diversity between the huge locomotives and the sporty snowmobiles ☺️

  6. Hello, neat museum and exhibit. I like the locomotive. I would like to ride on a snowmobile. Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

  7. @Nancy: I've done so.

    @John: here they are plentiful.

    @Gattina: we get a lot.

    @Karl: definitely.

    @Francisco: thanks!

    @Marleen: it is popular.

    @Grace: so did I.

    @Eileen: thanks!

  8. ...the vintage snowmobiles are my favorites. How times have changed.

  9. When I was in York in the UK I went to their locomotive museum and it was spectacular. One of the best displays I've ever seen of streamline trains.

  10. That 1961 snowmobile is a bit different from those today!

  11. Wow! So much preserved ~ great post and photos ^_^

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  12. They look fancy, but I´m glad we do not really need snowmobiles!
    In fact.. When I was a kid there was a lot of snow, these days it´s only ice, if cold enough (well, we do have snow sometimes, but my Nieces really scream cause their sled is of no use AGAIN...)

  13. Snow mobiles have come a long way. The 1961 machines didn't perform very well.

  14. Oh that's a huge engine. I miss steam engines pulling trains. There's one that sometimes goes across some of North Carolina, but the touristy tickets are pricey. Not familiar with snow mobiles at all!

  15. That early snowmobile looks a little scary!

  16. The 1961 snowmachine is so ancient compared to the ones today. Not much protection and probably real slow.
    Nice photos, William.

  17. @Tom: they have!

    @RedPat: I'd like to see that.

    @Marie: quite so, yes.

    @Bill: I enjoyed it.

    @Carol: thank you!

    @Iris: they're common here.

    @Red: that doesn't surprise me.

    @Jeanie: a bit, perhaps!

    @Bill: that's true.

  18. Wow. We don't see too many snowmobiles around here. Lol

  19. Snowmobiles have come a long way. We see them flying over the lake when it freezes over.

  20. It's interesting to see how the snow mobiles changed between the 60s and 70s.

  21. It's really a fantastic muesum with a wonderful collection.

  22. I didn't know they had snowmachines!
    Our old sled, which I dug out of the swamp, dates about the mid-60s!

  23. i love to check out a snow mobile ... never ridden one ... i bet it is so fun!! or i would think it is??! ( ;

  24. Great to see the locomotive and the snowmobiles:)

  25. @Eve: they're common here.

    @Happyone: the same here.

    @Magiceye: definitely.

    @Kay: things changed.

    @Italiafinlandia: me too.

    @Jan: that is true.

    @Jennifer: several!

    @Beth: as long as you be careful about it. Carelessness leads to a bad end.

    @Rosie: thank you.