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We went down to Brooks this weekend so the bears could get their allowance of miniature railroads, trolleys, and steam.

On the way down, we saw a Portland and Western train going over the Oregon Electric bridge over the Willamette River (no pictures; I didn't have the camera out, and by the time I'd gotten it, we were over the bridge and far far away. Perhaps that's a good reason to get a scanner, unless Maximum Leader Genius and his flying monkeys have made that illegal.)

It's amazing just how exhausting a weekend can be when there are about a zillion mechanical things you have to keep your children out of, so they won't be folded, spindled, and mutilated. At least in the trolley museum there are opportunities for the bears to get their hands dirty without either killing themselves or the equipment.

And on the way back, we saw yet another Oregon Pacific diesel engine in Canby.