Mar 19, 2011

Amtrak locomotive engineer built an operating scale steam engine in his Hampden garage

(Baltimore Sun) In the eyes of anyone who loves railroading, Norman L. Warfield Sr., a retired Amtrak locomotive engineer, was a lucky man. During his lifetime, he got to play with real locomotives and diminutive ones.Warfield, who had celebrated his 70th birthday in January, died less than a month later of cancer in Baltimore.The Baltimore native, who was raised in Hampden and graduated from Polytechnic Institute, became an apprentice tool and die maker and worked at his trade in machine shops in Maryland and New Jersey. Continued

Photo: Amtrak train north of Perryville, MD (MDRails).