the man from steamtown Author:james r adair "ALL ABOARD! — Like most kids, Nelson Blount wanted to have only one job when he grew up. But his interest wasn't fire fighting, playing baseball, or to be president of the United States. His passion was trains and, from the time he was four, he hoped to become a railroad engineer. — But fate interfered and Nelson Blount went into business instead... more »--so successfully that he became a millionaire before he was thirty. From that time on, with all the money in the world, he tried everything from deep-sea fishing to gun collecting to big game hunting--without finding the one thing he really wanted--peace of mind.
Then tragedy struck--his beloved wife Ruth narrowly escaped death in an automobile accident. In this terrible time, Blount searched desperately for an inner faith and commitment. He found it, and with it the strength to fulfill his boyhood dream. The result is Steamtown, U.S. A., in Vermont, which now houses almost 100 steam locomotives, and railroad cars of every type, running on mile after mile of gleaming steel track.
Here is the colorful story of a man known as the 'Savior of Steam', who found himself, and who today brings joy and a touch of nostalgia to thousands of grateful visitors to STEAMTOWN, U.S.A."« less