KUTZTOWN, Pa. - This part of American history may never go up in steam.
This weekend is your chance to climb aboard the Kutztown-based Allentown and Auburn Railroad's locomotive. The train will make an 8-mile round-trip several times Saturday and Sunday.
"It was built by the Vulcan Iron Works in 1928 in Wilkes-Barre," said Byron Gramling, the locomotive's owner and engineer. "Thing about a steam engine is it's as close to a living, breathing animal or person as man has ever created as far as a machine. A lot of people are kind of intrigued because of how they are. They have their own personalities."
"It's mind boggling when you see how much stuff moves," Gramling told WFMZ's Jim Vasil, referring to the gears and intricacies underneath the locomotive.
He'll be at the helm, leading passengers on a journey through time.
"There's sights, there's sounds, there's smells," he said. "It encompasses all your senses when you're riding one of them."
The train will leave the Kutztown station at 7:30 p.m. Friday and will also makes trips Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.