Checked on No. 7 The Skookum now located on the Niles Canyon Railway while I was up there. The steam shop door was open and it was getting some sun and waiting to get back out on the rails. No 3 w... (more)
Maintenance on a steam engine is a full time even on the all volunteer Nile Canyon Railway. No.7 the 2-4-4-2 Skookum is getting taken care of as it rests in the Steam Shop at Btightside Yard.
Golden Gate Railroad Museum Southern Pacific No. 2472 is fired and prepped for Memorial Day excursions thru Niles Canyon.
See the trailer for the video here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWlxhNuwSofkdFufpoRPf0g
It is September 7th, 2015 and it is the final day of excursions for Southern Pacific 2472 on the Niles... (more)
SP 2472 rolls through Brightside on what may very well be its final day of operation on the Niles Canyon Railway
SP 1487 rolls through Farwell bound for Niles with the last train of the day
SP 2472 rolls through Brightside heading back to Sunol with the first train of the day on what may be its final weekend of public operation on the Niles Canyon Railway
Labor day weekend though the canyon with Southern Pacific 2472. On its journey west, 2472 steams though the teo crossings just before entering brightside yard.
SP 5472 and 5623 lead a train of passengers through Brightside on the Niles Canyon Railway
The Niles Canyon railroad yard.
After a series of switching moves, WP 713 backs up towards the mainline switch in the Brightside yard. 713 will then take the main to get to the other side of the yard, where it will be shut down ... (more)
SP 2472 rolls through Brightside with the return trip of the first train of the day
SP 5472 leads the Niles Canyon Train of Lights through Brightside heading to Sunol
Mason County 7 and Santa Cruz Portland Cement 2 "The Chiggen" back a water car and a caboose down to Niles where they will pick up two ballast cars
Quincy Railroad 2 puts it consist together at Brightside Yard during Mixed Freights day as part of Steamfest III