Ground Flying

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Ground Flying is a term coined by Carl Purinton to describe the sensation of operating a live steam locomotive while laying on a flatcar close to the ground. This riding posture lowers the rider's center of gravity, thus stabilizing the rider and allowing much higher speed of operation.

Ground flying was "invented" at Carl's track in Boxford, Mass. and referred specifically to the 3-1/2" gauge equipment.