(Hesston Steam Museum, Indiana) Nobody celebrates and recreates the Age of Steam better than our friends just across the state line at the Hesston Steam Museum on 1000 North in La Porte County. And they really do it up right at their annual Hesston Steam & Power Show on Labor Day Weekend. To wit:
Hesston operates a miniature railroad in the tradition of the famed Melrose Park (Illinois) Kiddieland Amusement Park which closed in 2009.
Natalie got all steamed up at Hesston on Labor Day.
Keeping the 1929 Shay Logging Locomotive in running condition takes more than elbow grease.
Steam traction tractors such as this made big farming possible.
The smallest of Hesston’s railroads runs on rails that are only seven-and-a-half inches apart.
The Hesston Ghost Train will operate the last two weekends in October. Be there and be prepared to be scared out of your seat. Visit: http://www.hesston.org