Three-year-old Angel Stull jiggled the throttle from her conductor's seat in the engine cab of the 8,000-ton train. It was fun to make the big locomotive "move" fast, but blowing the horn was even better, she said.
The Hagerstown youngster was one of several hundred visitors Saturday to Railroad Heritage Days at the Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum at 300 S. Burhans Blvd., event organizers said.
Angel enjoyed one of the event's main attractions - a rebuilt Pullman passenger car that featured displays depicting the history and modern operations of the Norfolk Southern transportation system.
Kids and adults acting as conductors of the exhibit train learned the challenges of accelerating such a massive piece of machinery and stopping a train quickly in case of emergency.