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"I want to sit in that guy (Engine 765)," says Butch Heckman, left, of Waynedale Indiana along with Bill Kilgore, right. Heckman 83, came to the celebration on Friday to make sure before he left he would sit in the engine and look out the window. Kilgore worked on Engine 765 for about a year traveling from Fort Wayne to Chicago. The two chatted about the engine during the Engine no. 765 Day in New Haven. The celebration continues until Sunday.

Engine No. 765

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Daniel Farrimond, with grandson Daniel Schackrow, 2, admire Engine 765 while it sat in a shed before coming out to show off during the celebration on Friday. Schackrow is into Thomas the Train his favorite character is Gordon, well at least today. The two sat looking at the engine. Unfortunately, it was going to be another six hours before the steam was ready to pump out of the engine. The celebration continues through Sunday.

Camera: NIKON D2Hs

Shutter: 1/500 s

Aperture: f/14

Exposure Setting: Manual

ISO: 400

Strobe Flash: Did Not Fire

Lens Focal Length: 25 mm

White Balance: Manual

Shooter's Comments: I shot "Engine no. 765 Day" in New Haven today. Unfortunately, the steam engine was not ready to show off its massive steam. However, I enjoyed talking with a few people about the memories they had with the engine or just steam engines in general.

The light was really nice today. I got a nice moment of two men talking in front of the engine and a grandpa with his grandson. This engine also brings memories back for me.

When I was little, about 8, I remember going train chasing with my Dad, sister and brother. This particular steam engine would go through Fort Wayne. Last year, I took my son (who loves trains) to this event and when the steam and whistle blew out it was louder then I remembered. Needless to say, my son screamed for his life and wasn't so sure if he liked trains anymore after that. It was hilarious!

- Laura J. Gardner, Photojournalist