Updated: Thursday, 07 Jun 2012, 6:35 PM EDT
Published : Thursday, 07 Jun 2012, 6:35 PM EDT
(WTNH) -- A very old train is now back in business.
It's been called "the machine that built America," and this month, you have a rare opportunity to take a ride in one. It's a genuine, 80-year-old steam locomotive, nicknamed "Hank the Tank."
The steam engine, built by the Flagg Coal Company in 1930, was used in the coal mines of Pennsylvania and New York until it was retired in 1953.
The engine has been lovingly restored, and it's taken on a new life as a historic ambassador for steam engines of yesteryear. You'll find Hank at the New England Railroad Museum.
The engine will depart from Thomaston station and take a 19-mile trek through Litchfield County.
The train is running four times a day, this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and again on Father's Day weekend.
Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for children. Click here to find the full schedule and order tickets.
This is a rare opportunity that you won’t want to miss!
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