Napa Valley Wine Train

r_i_straw Aug 7, 2023

  1. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Found this old photo of my lovely wife and me aboard the train back in 1995. I don't appear to be too happy about it for some reason.:confused::whistle: Maybe I just didn't want my photo taken.
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  2. Pastor John

    Pastor John TrainBoard Member

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    Or maybe they were just slow bringing the wine?
     
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  3. BoxcabE50

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    You do look a bit unhappy. Hmmm.... :)
     
  4. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

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    Well, if the Mrs. is happy, everybody's happy!:D
     
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  5. r_i_straw

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  6. sidney

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    the wife looks very happy.
     
  7. BNSF FAN

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    Could be the tie, nobody likes ties unless they are under rails :D
     
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  9. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Twenty years later from June of 2015.
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  10. Doug Gosha

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    Maybe your lovely wife starched your shorts.

    :D

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  11. r_i_straw

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  13. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    They started out converting them to a mix of 40% diesel and 60% natural gas. Then in 2008 they went to 100% compressed natural gas (CNG). At first it was deemed necessary to include the diesel for lubrication properties. Somehow they get around this now. Perhaps they improved the distribution of crank case oil like is done in gasoline engines. The CNG tanks are in the box car between the two locomotives. At least one of the locomotives has been modified with an EMD 12-645E3 prime mover.
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  14. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    From 1995.
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