Mar 26, 2015
More information? Museum? Or????
Just some guys who collect and restore old cabooses and oil well pump jacks.
Here are two of the restored pumps, just up the hill from the cabooses. They are both working.
Look to be relatively smaller ones?
Yeah, they are basically stripper wells on a very old oil field. Of what they pump, only about 5% is crude oil. The rest is salt water. So much oil has been pulled out of the field over the last century that there is kind of a vacuum in the formation. After the oil has been separated, they can just return the salt water back into the formation without having to use an injection well. They don't cause any earth quakes. It pays for the caboose restorations. Here is the Google Earth street view.
On November 17, 2006 the UP ran a Safety Awareness Special between Houston and Flatonia, Texas. As a board member at the local railroad museum, I was invited to ride. The train stopped in Sugar Land in front of the Imperial Sugar refinery to pick me and a few other folks up. The 4141 was the lead locomotive.
That's one handsome unit!
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Gotta hear the story on that one...
Nice photoshop job! A kind of 70-series SD45X.
One can see the splicing at the rear at the very top of the radiators. At the front, mostly in the handrails below the central air intake. But very convincing if you don't look closely.
I'm just surprised UP didn't think of something like that in prototype!
To say nothing of the DD40 underside...a DD40MAC?
A BNSF/CP transfer prepares to leave the CP Minot yard. A local business is steam boiler heated, and a plume of steam is illuminated by the leader's headlights.
good thing they don't let me near any real important buttons...
Photo shop can be fun. Here is an oldie that I did back in 2006
N scale Rapido couplers anyone?
Aw Shucks. I really like the D-D evolution. POWER, gimme BIG POWER!!!!!
Who would put Rapido couplers on such a nicely detailed brass caboose? Ha ha ha ha......
My parents always told me that I was named after a locomotive in Wales. Well, that's my story anyway, and I am sticking to it.
Not for interchange.
A frosty morning greats 4654, at Oban, Lancaster CA, long ago.