Day three in Arizona was to be our most heavily scheduled railfanning plan of the trip.
The previous night in our motel room, we programmed Maggie (the GPS unit) full of all our destinations in preparation for this day. She definately has proved herself to us now.
We started out with a small 0-4-0T at the Arizona Mining Museum in an absolute downpour.
After this we headed down to Phoenix's UP yard and was able to shoot part of the stored loco line there.
Day one really doesn't count since Jeff and I picked up the rental late in the afternoon in Sacramento and just beat feet for Mojave and a room. Thought we saw one train on Tehachapi on the way over but wasn't able to confirm.
I believe we got there about 11:30pm and got a helluva room at the Motel 6 in Mojave. Just across the street from the grade crossing. We actually asked for a room facing the tracks and got it with some strange looks though. The trains were sooo loud they were
Click on above Photo to see more of this coal train. I am in town on work and had some free time. I had seen some coal trains on this line earlier so I thought free time humm
The controversy continues with this Auburn Journal story by Gus Thomson:
Media Life:Clipper Gap canít shake monstrous image
By Gus Thomson, Journal Staff Writer
Gus Thomson/Auburn Journal
This figure in the rock cut along the railroad tracks in Clipper Gap does bear a striking resemblance to a prehistoric life-form, perhaps a dinosaur. But at least one expert says itís a
Where is Mr Train this week? Contest is open so stop on over and join the fun. :shade:
History on track?
Friday, February 13, 2009
By Jerry Budrick
Abandoned Amador Central Railroad depots sit fenced and vandalized at both ends of the 12 miles of track between Martell and Ione, pictured, where Old #10 awaits its fate.Photo by: Jerry Budrick
In this report...
Halland Bungalow - A race to finishTPDC - Where the wires come fromTrack Plan Change -Ebay Find - Tortoise terminalsHalland Bungalow - A race to finish
Halland Bungalow gets a paint job.
I started some finish work for the Halland Bungalow.
Updated April 10th, 2009 at 05:44 AM by gregamer
I just finished installing several fluorescent fixtures over my yard tracks. I had originally planned on trying an alternative lighting method; but then the other day at work a vendor was changing out a display and was about to toss several complete single-bulb fluorescent fixtures and wiring into the dumpster !! Guess where they are now !! I plan on posting a thread regarding who has pros and cons on different types of bulbs as they relate to lighting effecting the layout. Anyway, I still need
To all who have been reading my blog in the past I need to apologize for not writing any updates to my past entries. To be honest until recently there have been no updates. The economically trying times have been hard on the already drained funds of a student turned modeler so the construction of Hillyard was put on hold.
I have planned Hillyard as a sectional show layout, broken down into six sections. Ironically with the launch of this seemingly well thought out idea that would allow
Updated March 6th, 2009 at 01:07 AM by derek.runberg
Originally Posted by CSXDixieLine
Don't forget Pelle models the Tehachapi areas of central California which are in fact predominately dry yellows while Joe models central Oregon which is predominately lush greens. Both great model railroads IMO. I am hoping I can get just a bit of their talent to rub off me by immersing myself in their education materials. Jamie
Actually, he models Mojave which is the southern end of Tehachapi and Donner Pass which is much further north in the Sierras.
It's the Donner
To all Wolfcreek & Iron Mountain Officials. Here's to a Happy February to all. Thanks to all who contributed to the rebuilding of Wolfcreek & Iron Mountain. Northern California Lines has retrieved their rental units and with the mainline reconstructed we have been able to step up and retrieve building supplies for the community of Wolfcreek. Homes and business' have been rebuilt. And the station is looking better then
Not much happening this weekend. I don't even know who reads this. I write things mostly so I don't forget them down the road, because sometimes my memory is garbage.
Got MT conversion for the last Kato Mike that was still sporting rapidos.. got that all done, and then had a bit of an oops with the glue, and now the couplers are bonded together. I guess I get to wait for the 904s to show up and toss those on the tender. Oopsy!
Started my collection of the MT state
Found this article on a Yahoo group and thought I'd cross post it. Interesting read. Thanks to Craig Konklin for the original post.
Accident On The Hetch Hetchy
Brakeman And Woodsmen Killed Near Wye By Log Rolling From Car
Henry D. Harliss, brakeman on the Hetch-Hetchy railroad and George
Hydeliff, a woodsman in the employ of the West Side Lumber company,
were killed last Saturday afternoon by jumping off the front end of a
car loaded with
This first blog entry is to provide some background to the 2009 layout build.
The first rendition of this was under construction (and extended testing ) at our last home, where it was located in a converted garage. It was based on the May '93 'A Railroad You Can Model' article in Model Railroader on BN's 11th Sub-Division between Omaha and Perry (as though the track still exisited between Bayard and Perry) in Iowa.
Updated February 13th, 2009 at 04:45 AM by Stourbridge Lion
Originally Posted by SteamDonkey74
Here comes the IC! (with thanks to Buddy Burton)...
February 11th's pick for Railfan Photos of the Week.
Updated February 13th, 2009 at 04:46 AM by Stourbridge Lion