One last go with the Short Line 101 in 2012

Carter Haydu
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Derle Care overlooks the Short Line 101 as it rolls into the station at Moose Jaw's Western Development Museum on Saturday, which was the first day of operations for the local steam engine in 2012.

“We had a good time,” Regina’s Jason Short said after taking a ride on the Short Line 101 at Western Development Museum (WDM) on Saturday. “It’s just fun for the kids.”

However, riding the steam-powered train on the local museum grounds was fun for Short as well, who said it gave him an interesting perspective as to what it must have been like to travel by locomotive many, many years ago.

“It’s loud. It’s not really hot, but you feel the steam spray.”

Senior engineer of the Short Line 101, Moose Jaw’s Ron Hammond, said in 2012 about 1,000 people enjoyed the same experience Short did. He said this year was similarly successful to other years.

“It has been very popular.”

Labour Day long weekend marks the end of the Short Line 101 season.

For more on this story, read an upcoming edition of the Times-Herald.

Organizations: Western Development Museum, Times-Herald

Geographic location: Moose Jaw

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