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Yreka RR/ Yreka Western RR ~CLUES~

by way of what some locals say + my own observations late june 2017: a steam enjine was moved from Yreka shops (S of passenger station & effectively W end of the line) to the E end of the line (Montague) & junction w/ Central Oregon & Pacific RR (C.O.R.P.) (main N/S CPRR, SPRR, UPRR). from there it went far E to a museum &/or tour line. a switch enjine that had been on a siding @ the industrial park was used to do the 5 mile push &/or pull, & is no longer @ the i.p.…

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Added by steve lang on December 21, 2017 at 2:15pm — No Comments

"Ring of Fire" early 60's - David Janssen, on TCM this morning

ends w/ excellent 10 minutes or so of passengers & crew fleeing 2 coaches pushed by steam lomotive stuck on trestle inferno. hostess said it was filmed in CA - OR during 2 out of control fires & all wreckage is still at the bottom of the gorge.

Added by steve lang on May 13, 2017 at 3:10pm — 3 Comments

downtown Santa Rosa station

well after dark on 2016 June 01 (June 1st): noticed well maintained W track, but wuts go'n on w/ the E track being transformed into 2 parallel approximately 2 foot guage tracks?! this occurs on a football field length stretch w/ a switch @ each end. big sign proclaims sumthing like :"DANGER - KEEP OFF - SPEED TEST AREA". & WOULDN'T U KNO IT - the distance between these two 2 foot guage tracks is quite likely 8 & a half inches, minus the top surface width of 2 rails.

Added by steve lang on September 21, 2016 at 3:02pm — 7 Comments

Ignacio wye south arm

immediately S of the switch forks the track's historical integrity is well preserved until it meets the SMART line. old rails, wood ties w/ spike plates sporting a variety of patent dates going back to the '20s.

Added by steve lang on December 10, 2015 at 7:29pm — No Comments

Napa wine train broo-ha-ha

some one out there have a flawlus report for us?... n e 1... N E  1??

k then - let me see if I can locate my trusty eggshell-walk'n shoes.

Added by steve lang on November 5, 2015 at 3:10pm — 1 Comment

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