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Western Railway Museum 11/29/2014 Part 2

by Chris Guenzler

Now we would take a ride on the train down the old Sacramento Northern Railroad mainline.

Here is my all day guest ticket.

Our ride would be in San Francisco Municipal PCC Car 1016 built in 1951 by the St Louis Car Company.

We all boarded with me taking the rear seat.

Our trip starts leaving Car Barn 1 behind.

We rolled by the Laflin Park Shelter.

We took the curve to bring us to the Sacramento Northern mainline.

We ran by the Rio Vista Jct sign.

Some of the equipment to be worked on when time and money allows.

The Del Paso Substation.

We ran through the spring switch at South Park Jct.

Cactus and the view of Car Barn 3 as we left the museum's ground.

A railroad crane.

Kennecott Electric 771.

The electric freight train.

This mail box hold the track warrant for the Sacramento Northern mainline.

We reached the SN mainline at Diablo Vista.

We ran by the yard limit sign post.

We took the first curve south of the museum.

We were in the land of electric windmills.

Good track made for a smooth ride by SN MP 57.

Electric windmills.

We crossed our first creek.

We ran by the Garfield sign post.

A future siding at Garfield.

The PCC car took this curve.

We ran by SN Milepost 56 on this curve.

Interesting mounds.

We crossed Shiloh Road.

We crossed another creek.

New ties ready to be installed.

The PCC car crossed a farm road.

The PCC car went through a few curves through the trees.

The train crossed another creek.

SN Milepost 54 with a station platform here.

A nice piece of straight track.

The train crossed Bird Landing Road.

The whistle post for Bird Landing Road.

Those windmills again.

The PCC car took another curve.

The view towards the Grizzly Bay.

The PCC cars took some other curves.

We entered our final long piece of straight track of our trip. We arrived at our turnback point of Pantano.

Future trackage for me to ride someday?

The PCC Car at Pantano. We were given a five minute break here. We then returned to Rio Vista Jct.

Two views on the return trip. We soon returned to Rio Vista Jct.

Key System 352 built by the St Louis Company in 1911 was the other operating car on this day.

The wig wag signal at Rio Vista Jct.


San Francisco Municipal PCC Car 1016 built in 1951 by the St Louis Car Company. This is the end of our visit to the Western Railway Museum. Anyone who loves railroads and streetcars must visit this unique museum.

On to Folsom

Chris Parker and I next drove through nice weather all the way back to Folsom where our trip tomorrow leaves from. We parked to explore this interesting area.

The Southern Pacific station in Folsom.

The Southern Pacific passenger car in Folsom houses the Folsom Railroad Museum.

One of the historic buildings in Folsom.

The Sacramento, Placer and Nevada Railroad Ashland Station.

Southern Pacific Caboose 1197 at Folsom.

The Folsom wig wag signal.

Two views of the Folsom turntable.

They had ice skating around the turntable pit.

One last view of the Southern Pacific station in Folsom.

One last view of Folsom. From here we stopped and picked up dinner then drove to the Hampton Inn for the night.