Monday, February 04, 2008

Cookin' hot dogs in the rain

We try to cook several times each year at the engine house of the El Dorado Western Railway. Since our focus is restoration of the Diamond and Caldor Railway No. 4 locomotive, the fare is simple and direct.

This is railroad food, alter all. I don't have a lot of time to cook gourmet meals, especially when I have a newsletter to produce and need to help with projects. Our meals tend to be quick affairs that let us get back to work quickly.

Thus past Saturday, Keith Berry lit a charcoal fire in an old blacksmith's forge. His object was to bake old grease off of the brake linkage rods for the locomotive.

True to our nature, fire in the engine house can only mean one thing -- it's time to cook!

Four large Polish sausages (about 6 ounces each) came courtesy of Bill Rodgers, our treasurer and jack-of-all-trades. In the picture, Bill tends sausages on the grill during a light rain. An inverted wheelbarrow shields the sausages and fire from the rain.

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