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    • September 14, 2017 10:03 PM EDT
    • I am not into steam locomotives at all, BUT I am truly amazed at this collection, the amount of equipment stored, and how well put together the whole set up is. My hats off to this man. WOW . Hope it is all preserved for people to see and admire

    • September 4, 2017 10:11 PM EDT
    • So do I

    • September 4, 2017 3:55 PM EDT
    •    I don't feel so bad about having four Shays now. (Although I really really want a Garratt some day.)


    • September 3, 2017 11:59 PM EDT
    • I like the Garratts and that LNER tank loco is pretty.

    • September 3, 2017 10:42 PM EDT
    • Amazing!

    • September 3, 2017 11:09 AM EDT
    •  I saw this posted on the OGR. Truly amazing collection of trains.


    • September 2, 2017 11:18 PM EDT
    • Nice!

    • September 1, 2017 9:02 PM EDT
    • Very Nice Vinny !


      ( I ain't even into that era or type of stuff and I still liked it)

    • August 31, 2017 2:55 PM EDT
    • I like the fish swimming under the bridge as the train passes over.  Looks great!


    • August 31, 2017 1:26 PM EDT
    • Nice job Vinny!

    • August 31, 2017 11:39 AM EDT
    • Learning how to edit video, and figuring out best locations on layout to place camera!

    • September 2, 2017 7:33 PM EDT
    • This is incredible to watch especially if you have an appreciation for what it took to accomplish this kind of a move over that terrain.  I remember the fire in the tunnel at Island Mountain, the line is still closed because of it.  

      There was a lot of locomotives and rolling stock left in the Eureka area, can't believe they spent that much money to get that one out.



      Edit----- Apparently the tunnel was rebuilt and opened but the rail line is still closed today.


      From Train orders dot com

      "On September 6th, 1978, shortly after a northbound NWP freight train cleared the 4312 ft. Island Mtn. Tunnel, deep in the Ell River Canyon, a fire broke out in the wooden portion of the bore, ultimately destroying the middle portion encompassing some 1700 ft. Full details here in Mad Dog Chronicles #126. :,929824 Parent S.P. had a power shortage and decided to try to haul engines and cars out of the north-end of the railroad. I believe, barges where first contemplated but then it was decided to truck the engines out. If MDO can correct the record for any factual errors, please reply. The engines and cars were marshaled at Alderpoint, north of Island Mtn. The Island Mtn. road, a bridge and other local dirt roads were repaired and widened to accommodate the move. Bigge Crane and Rigging was hired to move the equipment. The engines were stripped of their trucks, plows and tanks and then loaded onto low-boy trailers and hauled on County Roads around the burned out Tunnel. The first images shows M-K repairing the tunnel from the southend. The second shows the preparation of the locomotive before movement. The final shot shows one of the engines navigating a bridge north of the tunnel. The tunnel was eventually rebuilt by Morris Knudsen Contractors for $11 million and reopened in December. 1980. Photos and text by Mike Pechner, Copyrighted 2012."


      Here is a link to a hike through this area (along the rail line) looks like 2014, interesting to see the leavings.

    • September 2, 2017 10:06 AM EDT

      Can't believe it didn't tip over!

    • August 28, 2017 6:33 PM EDT
    • Looks great Joe!

    • August 28, 2017 5:47 PM EDT
    • Wow!   What a beautiful set!   You done real good!  And they do have a lot of pulling power.  A train that long needs some really good track work, which you obviously have.  Nice!

    • August 28, 2017 2:23 PM EDT
    •  Those PA's really can pull the cars . I like the long run along the fence .

    • August 28, 2017 1:57 PM EDT
    • Got a set of these in and I'm putting them to the test!

    • August 28, 2017 9:00 AM EDT
    • Mike just copy the youtube address and place it in the movie icon    you see @ the top section when you post !

    • August 27, 2017 10:19 PM EDT
    • Thanks Mike and Steve !