by Emmett R Smith
This is Ross E Rowland, a mid-twentieth century stockbroker and creator of America’s Bicentennial Freedom Train, and the godfather of today’s steam excursion industry.
Unlike so many of today’s (ta, da!) postcontemporary money people who take fits whenever they hear some Democrat say “share,” and roll over on their backs, all swelled up and with all four stubby little plutocratic legs poking in the air, Rowland grandly put back something remarkable and beautiful! You can read more about him at this Wikipedia posting:
And here are some swell outtakes from the video!
[Emmett R Smith all text-rights reserved 20 February 2009]