When it comes to being excited about a hobby, it's hard to beat Carl Murphy.
He's nuts about steam engines.
It doesn't make any difference what sort of contraption it is as long as it runs on steam.
Murphy is such a fan that he drives north each year from Virginia for the annual Smithsburg Steam Engine & Craft Show.
"I'm retired, so I make a small vacation out of it," Murphy said.
His story doesn't surprise Dan Rishell, chairman of the event.
"I've been told we have people who plan trips to the area from as far away as Florida and Ohio, based on the date of the show," he said. "It's pretty popular."
This year marks the 35th anniversary of the show, which is a fundraiser for the Smithsburg High School Athletic Booster Club.