My Vacation  

RailBaron2 54M
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4/14/2006 5:32 pm

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4/16/2006 10:44 am

My Vacation

Not a whole lot to tell.
My friend Dallas came down with His Parents
Dallas is a younger rail enthusiast 22 & has been comming down and volenteering at our Museum 1 week a year since he was 15. On saturday we went up the Narrow gauge grade to the station at Queen,about 45 miles from Laws & about 6 miles inside Nevada. the place to turn to get to the station site is the remnants of " Janeies Ranch"
a Brothel that was active into the 1980's.
we went down to the station site looked around & decided to walk up the old grade A ways then back
imagining what it was like for the men building this railroad in the 1880's after lunch we went on up to Mount Montgomery station all that is left is a sad old box car that was part of the station building that now sits about 200' from its
original location, we took a few photo's & tryed to figure out where the tracks went from a couple of shots in my collection.
the next day the 4 of us took off in Dallas's car for Arizona going through Barstow, Laughlin,Nevada
After we crossed the Colorado River & started up the hill in Arizona we were greeted by a interesting natural rock formation to our right.
it looked like a fist with the middle finger sticking up- a comment was made- " Shows what this state thinks of us- thier allready flipping us the bird" we got into Williams that eavning it was windy & raining the next morning I went down in the rain to take a few photos 7 visit the gift shop at the Depot which is the starting point for the Grand Canyon Railway that takes you by train to the Grand Canyon & no I didn't ride it this time but if I go back & have a few hundered in my pocket I will definatly go First class. I did watch thier wild west skit before the trains left, then it was back to the hotel to dry off & warm up then lunch, a little looking around dinner then to bed, Wed. Morning w2e pulled out at 5:15 am & got back here at 5:10 Pm. 12 hours with stops

rm_magnet4u22 49F
18406 posts
4/16/2006 8:18 am

Sounds very interesting....I haven't ridden on a train since I was little and it was such fun (well, except for Knott's Berry Farm and that doesn't quite count!).


RailBaron2 54M

4/16/2006 10:43 am

Mag I got my first cab ride in a steam locomotive at knotts berry farm
when I was married,The wife & Motherinlaw wanted to do - girl shopping, & dropped me off at Knotts for the day, When they picked me up that afternoon I was grinning like the cat that ate the canary. When asked what i had been into I said - "Steam Engine, Cab Ride, Got to blow the whistle at the crossings"- Her responce- "OH Shit! I forgot they had a steam train here."

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