Miniature steam train stolen from Seattle garage

SEATTLE — Thieves broke into a West Seattle apartment garage early Sunday morning and stole a working steam train.

Surveillance video shows two people hauling the miniature locomotive out on a cart and then shoving it into a pickup.

The steam engine was in West Seattle for a boiler check by a train specialist.

The train is a big attraction at the Miniature World Family Fun Center in Birch Bay.

"I couldn't believe my eyes, it was just unreal. That might be the last time I see that locomotive," said Don Giffen, who bought the train more than 20 years ago.

The Giffen family is offering a $1,000 reward.

Seattle police say they are actively investigating the theft.

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