Tag Archives: California

Video – Pacific Southwest Railway Cab Ride

Enjoy a Round-Trip Cab ride while with me as well as seeing many of the other railroad pieces at the Campo facility as we head toward the Mexico border at Tunnel #4. In the first half I will show you a map of our location along the route as we travel backwards and then enjoy full screen view out the window as we head back toward the museum. I also included history of the Southern Pacific Diesel Engine about half way into the video. So, sit back and enjoy this ~30 minute video


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Video – SkunkTrain 2000


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2011 – A Year in Review

With this being that last day of 2011 I thought I might look back at the RRAdventures taken this past year and ask which trips folks enjoyed the most and why.

  1. FEB – 2011: Railfanning North of Town
  2. APR – 2011: San Diego Vacation
  3. MAY – 2011: Tunnel District
  4. MAY – 2011: Eldorado Springs
  5. JUL – 2011: Moffat Route
  6. AUG – 2011: A Day Out with Mark
  7. SEP – 2011: September Outing
  8. OCT – 2011: October Outing

For my current 82 Followers and their family and friends as well as all the other readers;


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Posted by on 12/31/2011 in Other, RRAdventures


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2011: San Diego Vacation

In April we took our first major vacation in a few years and headed to San Diego, CA.

Our second day we traveled to the Pacific Southwest Railway Museum and take a train ride; can you say CAB RIDE!

We will also take time now and then to catch RR Depot and Displays.

Near our Hotel were a couple of RR Yards and I did get a chance to go down and catch some action.

As part of our trip we also went to Balboa Park where the San Diego Model Railroad Museum is at; VERY NICE! There is also a nice little RR ride that we took time to photograph.

Details to follow in a future RRAdventures topic.

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Posted by on 04/09/2011 in RRAdventures


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2008: Amtrak (California Zephyr)

In June we took off on a Amtrak (2008) RRAdventures rail trip aboard the California Zephyr. We started our trip at Denver UNION Station and headed west towards Emeryville, CA. This is a two-day trip and we got ourselves a Roomette on one of the sleepers. It was a wonderful trip but as usual, UP caused various delays but that just added more time on the train so what the heck!

Once we got to Emeryville, CA we got off the train and spent the night in a wonder hotel right next to the tracks that I took advantage of including a night shot of the station. Come morning the train had been serviced and ready to head east and we got ready to board again. To our surprise we had a couple of “extra” cars add to the rear of the train. A private tour had added a sleeper as well as a beautiful Dome car to our roster.

As we headed east it again took us two days to get back to Denver (with even more UP delays) and again at some stops we could get off the train for a few minutes. At our Grand Junction stop I took several photographs around the station including one of BN Caboose 12517 that I later saw another TB member post that was taken on the same day from the same spot only hours apart from each other.

When my TrainBoard RRAdventures topic on this trip begins there will be a great deal of photographs and Video clips for folks to enjoy; including a surprises even I didn’t expect to see on this trip.

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Posted by on 06/04/2008 in RRAdventures


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2000: California Western / Skunk Train

RRAdventures Website: California Western / Skunk Train

We stopped by Fort Bragg, CA on September 29, 2000 and enjoyed a very nice trip on the Skunk Train. While we traveled down the track we also heard some great RR songs by Greg Schindel (Train Singer).


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Posted by on 09/29/2000 in RRAdventures


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