Whether the real thing or toy trains, railroading has been a part of my life ever since I can remember. I've had trains in my blood ever since I received my first Lionel Train set when I was 6 years old. So when we got a full size restored steam locomotive in town, Milwaukee Road 4-8-4 #261, my passion for railroading (and especially steam locomotives) got even stronger. My wife and I ride behind the #261 whenever we can. It's such a wonderful locomotive, I've devoted a full page to it on my site.
Nowadays, I'm currently a member of the TCA (Train Collectors Association), a volunteer with the Minnesota Streetcar Museum, and a member of the Twin City Model Railroad Museum. Heck, my wife and I even got married on a streetcar!