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A Speeder Trip on the Amador Central Railroad 10/18/2014 Part 2



by Chris Guenzler

We continued our trip on the Amador Central Speeder Trip.





The speeders took another slight curve.





Views through the next curve on this railroad.





You are always following the pack.





We all took this next curve.





Sections of straight track on this railroad is rare.





Speeders ahead and one speeder behind.





We crossed this next cattle guard.





The next History Stop is coming up around the next curve.





The Red Flags mean we are arriving here at our next History Stop.





Views of the Ranlett and Newton Copper Mine.





Two more views from this stop.





The group at the Ranlett and Newton Copper Mine History Stop.





All the speeders at the Ranlett and Newton Copper Mine History Stop.





I liked the back of Fred Dunn's speeder. It has "Illegitimi non carborundum" which means "Don't let the bastards grind you down".





We were ready to leave the Ranlett and Newton Copper Mine History Stop.





We are now on the move again.





Following the leader.





One speeder in sight as we took this curve.





Another short piece of straight track.





The speeder in front getting ready to take that next curve.





Rolling down to the next grade crossing on CA Highway 88.





The Milepost 5 sign.





All bunched up waiting to be flagged across CA Highway 88.





The flagmen have traffic stopped on CA Highway 88.





The front speeder starts across CA Highway 88.





We all crossed CA Highway 88.





We made a History Stop at the Sunnybrook Crossing at the site of the old water tower and later speeder set off track.





We were soon back on the move east again.





I love every single oak tree we have gone by on our trip today.





We enjoy every piece of straight track on this railroad.





As well as every curve.





We are nearing Halfway on the Amador Central Railroad.





No speeders in view ahead of us.





There is always one following behind us.





Great views abound on this railroad.





This is the approximate location of Halfway.





Still following behind our new friend.





The next SWAG crossing.





The Red Flags were out again for our last crossing of CA Highway 88.





The speeders start out across Ca Highway 88.





Traffic was stopped by our excellent flagmen.





We made a brief History Stop at the Mountain Springs Crossing.





Back on the move again.





We went by Milepost 7.





The railroad crossed the old Vogan Toll Road, later old Ca Highway 88.





We went over another cattle guard.





Views looking ahead of us.





The Red Flag is out meaning we are coming to our next History Stop.





History Talk at the Stone Corral.





You can see the Stone Corral to the left of that barn.





Back on the move again.





Taking the next curve.





We crossed a pair of cattle guards.





We are now on the Morrow Grade.





Great views can be had along the Morrow Grade.





Looking out from the Morrow Grade.





We went by Milepost 8.





Views from the Morrow Grade.





We went through this cut and then the views really improved.





We went up the Morrow Grade.





A ranch down in the valley.





The large oak trees are really impressive.





We are rolling up the Morrow Grade.





The town of Martell loomed on the hillside to our east.





Following our leaders is really fun.





Another view of that ranch down in the valley.





The views ahead of our speeder.





We went through this cut and we then reached our turnback location and lunch stop.





The speeders are waiting their turns to be turned around.



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