Yours truly Ken Hojnacki at the throttle of C&NW #1385 heading back to North Freedom, 5/24/98. Dan Trost digital photo.
Weekday engineer Van McCullough and fireman Fred Vergenz getting C&NW #1385 ready for evening members run, 5/24/98. Dan Trost digital photo.
B. G. Miller using a little persuasion to fix a switch point. K.L. Hojnacki photo.
The last volunteer crew to run the 1385 before she went out of service for extensive work was on June 28, 1998. Clockwise, LtoR: Engineer Ken Hojnacki, fireman Pete Deets, head brakeman Fred Vergenz, conductor Art Oseland, rear trainman Chuck Millot and student brakeman Robin Phillips.
Fireman Fred Vergenz demonstrates the fine art of hand firing an oil burner like the Saginaw Timber #2.