I grew up about a hundred yards from the L&HR and remember the trains roaring through Great Meadows day and night. My Uncle worked and by the way is still working at a trucking company that used to get potatoes by the box car full and I would walk via the tracks down to the Station. Visit with the Station dispatcher and work crews, I don't remember them giving me their names, but they were always friendly. I remember the dinky car work car, etc. One day while visiting my Uncle, there was a train at the siding waiting for a Northbound to pass heading to Warwick. The engineer invited me, I was around 10 or 11 maybe even 13, to climb up in the cab . He was showing me around and I do remember a brick on the dead man switch...anyway....after the Northbound passed, he said son you want to take her out.. ...what kid would say no,,,so he showed me the lever to pull and I thought wow, this is like my Lionel set, and as I pulled we started to roll out on the main line. I wish I had a camera or someone had a camera, but there is just my memory of driving that train onto the main line. Once on the main line from the siding the Engineer took over, My Uncle was with me in the cab and we only went the consist and a few cars when they had me stop. I thanked them for this fantastic adventure and we walked back to the station. This was way before Island drag, etc. My two Uncles both worked for a period of time on this Railroad in the 40,s. One as a line man and I don't remember what the other one did. So my affection for the old L&HR is firmly planted in my soul. I looked and looked for models of the Loco all my life and cried when they came and tore up the tracks. Finally in my 50's I found several RS-3's and a loaded, sound and DCC C-420 and have them proudly displayed. More for another time.