"Also, upon departure from "Ghost Town", first right turn is very tight. So tight in fact that Knotts experiences greater flange wear on the right wheels of all of it's locomotives. This was a bigger issue for #464 than both of the…"
"The #464 was the Durango switcher and was retired in 1962. It sat outside in Durango, CO for eleven years in a field having to withstand harsh Colorado winters, vandalism and no maintenance whatsoever."
"I was wondering what you meant by "counterweight clearance issues", but after looking at
the problem becomes obvious. I've never seen counterweights stick out that far on any locomotive."
2-8-2, K-27 #464 (ex Denver & Rio Grande Western) sits atop a Southern Pacific flat car in Buena Park, CA on a siding in 1973. Walter Knott purchased the #464 for his Ghost Town & Calico RR in Knotts Berry Farm. The #464 would be restored…
"Unfortunately every time new rail is considered (let alone spoken) the famous words "environmental impact study" are spoken. This usually kills any new proposal and if not then the several years of delay waiting for approval certainly…"
"First of all, a publicly operated transit railway cannot maintain freight operations for the following reasons;
1. The "transit" world and the "freight" world are at the opposite ends of the business spectrum. Two completely…"