My wife Linda and I have been visiting relatives in CA (Modesto area) this week, and yesterday went to the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine RR above Mariposa.
They have 2 shays, and here’s #15 bringing a string of coaches back to the station.
A look at her business side:
Most of their stock comes from the Westside LC, but the right of way is all original to this logging railroad. Here’s a shot of a prototype for those Bachmann “ore cars.”
They have two functional (and at least 1 non) Ford rail cars.
A nice donkey:
Really smoky from the Sequoia fires 2 hours south, but is was a wonderful experience nonetheless. This shot is during the ride, and you can see the smoke’s effect.
Four years ago, a fire swept all around the site, and it really shows. But fortunate winds and huge fire fighting efforts saved the operation.
Here’s my favorite shot, taken from the end car as we departed the turn-around loop. I used Photoshop to correct for the smoke.