Across the Bay into the Desert.......

SMR Aug 6, 2019

  1. husafreak

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    I agree, your snow looks like a few days old and a bit melted snow which is great. I think in my life i have seen much more snow like that than the pristine fresh snow on a cold snow day.
     
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    Outstanding shot! really professionally done looks almost real! enjoyed looking thru your photo's!
     
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  3. SMR

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    A deskirted GS-3 giving her sister GS-4 a helping hand with a long PFE train;

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    After passing the Cajun Pass, the trains swiftly run down the Canyon again......

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    Here again a Cab Forward of the Southern Pacific,.......

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    The light is very special in the canyon this late afternoon !!!!

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    ....followed by an UP Challenger

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    With UP's BIG BOY we swing down through the last tunnel towards Rosetown.

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    One last curve, through under the bridge and we roll into the Yard of Rosetown.......

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    ....and over the bay on board of the biggest train ferry of the world (as passenger of the even more famous Sunset Limited!!)

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    Take a look at the prototype and her sister ship, the Solano.
    http://cprr.org/Museum/Solano/

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    This Modell was built exactly 1:220 by Peter Nolan ( https://nscaleships.com )

    "Before the start of Amtrak® on May 1, 1971, the Sunset Limited was operated by the Southern Pacific Railroad. The Sunset Limited is the oldest named train in the United States, operating since November 1894 (though originally named the Sunset Express). The Sunset Limited was Southern Pacific’s premier train. Initially the Sunset Limited was an all-Pullman train, with sleeping cars and no coaches, running from New Orleans to San Francisco via Los Angeles. From its beginning in 1894 until streamlining in 1950, all the train’s cars had 6-wheel trucks and dark olive green paint with black roofs and trucks. In summer 1926 it was scheduled 71 hr 40 min New Orleans to San Francisco; it then carried a coast-to-coast sleeper Jacksonville to Los Angeles.
    The AZL Sunset Limited is representative of the train during the 1930s and 1940s. Until 1950 the train was pulled by 4-6-2 Pacific type and 4-8-4 GS-1 Northern type steam locomotives between New Orleans and El Paso, and by 4-8-2 MT-4 Mountain type and 4-8-4 GS-4 Northern type steam locomotives between El Paso and Los Angeles/San Francisco. Occasionally, even some 4-10-2 Southern Pacific type and 4-8-8-2 AC class Cab Forward type steam locomotives could be seen, especially on the western portion of its run. Steam occasionally appeared on the Sunset Limited until 1953."

    https://www.americanzline.com/blogs/robs-blog/southern-pacific-sunset-limited-passenger-set/

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    The Contra Costa is able to carry the complete train!

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    A few details.......

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