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A set of ex-Chicago & Northwestern gallery cars pull up to the San Antonio stop in Mountain View, California in June of 2001. These old C&NW gallery cars pinch hit for CalTrain's own coaches. CalTrain's gallery cars were being rebuilt by Alstom during that year.
Here the Portland & Western Railroad Hillsboro Job towards Seghers Mill on the ex-SP trackage to switch out some empty woodchip cars for some loaded ones and a few loaded centerbeams. Seems like they do this job now with just one unit and run long hood forward 1/2 of the time.
Here is the crew doing their last minutes checks as the steamer is releasing steam in the usual spots near and in the cab. This was my 1st time actually chasing a steam train without the huge railfan crowds around.. What a noticable change.
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