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Children Enjoy Pumpkin' Picking Perfection at Kladder Station

"Coming into Kladder Station," the conductor announced as the powerful steam engine rounded the bend. Up ahead, the green grass accentuated the gleaming orange pumpkins. "Time to pick your pumpkins!"

Engine No. 11, a nearly century-old 55.5-ton steam locomotive, pulled into Kladder Station with a complement of five passenger cars, tender and crew. Passengers on the first trip of this final 2019 Pumpkin Run totaled 200, all eager to jump down from their car into the grass where their prize pumpkin lay waiting.

Cheyenne Delozier, marketing executive for the Everett Railroad, has worked with the...


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