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Niles Canyon Railway ran the very first car May 21, 1988. This was after the volunteers built up 1.6 miles of track from the Brightside yard to Sunol, CA. That very first run used this vehicle.
Traveling by car off the beaten path is a fantastic way to see trains, railroads, locomotives, scenic railroads and anything that toots and whistles.
In the following thread. I will post up pictures of all of the cars, cabooses, trains, locomotives I come across on the paved roadways.
Everyone is a volunteer at NCRY although the railroad does hire various contractors to complete jobs that the volunteers cannot. This thread will include various volunteers, passengers, visitors, contractors and guests who come to the scenic railroad.
As I drove down the highway on vacation this caught my eye.
I pulled off to take pictures and watch these guys work along the railline.
The Pacific Locomotive Association owns the one of a kind Skunk Train the M200
The Skunk Car as she is known is a resident of Brightside Yard.
From the web page here http://www.ncry.org/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=541047&module_id=171817&actr=4#CWM200
Niles Canyon Railway http://www.ncry.org/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=541047&module_id=260397
NCRY is an all volunteer organization. There are many different options for volunteers from ticket sales, car repair, train crew, bush wacking and PLENTY for the MOW groups.
After attending the Florida Cracker Trail ride and wagon train and driving to Tennessee I luckily made the very first day of running the locomotive at TVRM Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum in Chattanooga, TN.
As a volunteer on the Niles Canyon Railway I was able to hand out NCRY business cards...
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