October 25, 2003
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Clip 1: Karl's Northern [1.75 minutes, 5.8 megs]
Clip 2: Rail Fest 2003 [4 minutes, 6.7 megs]:
SMV #1801, Sante Fe #101, SPLines #4409, PCRy #2
Clip 3: Rail Fest 2003 B [2.2 minutes, 3.7 megs]:
SPRR X-1, SLM&W #47, CPRR #229, SPLines #4409, SMV #1801
The fun began at the depot area where trains were boarded.
No. 229 heads off the turntable and out onto the mainline.
The heavies prepare for the day.
Karl's No. 4409 (4-8-4) is readied for the day's runs.
Prep work includes polishing.
And out she heads...
The Goleta Valley steamer crosses one of several bridges.
Two trains loaded with passengers pass on nearby tracks.
The oncoming train is a Goleta Valley steamer engineered by John LeBeck.
Bob's Northern heads across the bridge with a full load of passengers.
Steaming up at the steaming bays.
No. 20's coal fire is stoked.
A little closer shot of No. 20 firing up.
Southern Pacific Lines No. 4409.
Trains were full all day long!
No. 4409 makes for the first eastbound bridge.