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Traintown: Jamestown, CA 2

Posted on Nov 20, 2011 by in Random/cool, Updates | 2 comments

I took quite a few pictures while I was at Traintown in Jamestown, CA.

Here is another view of the roundhouse and turntable, showing two of their diesel switchers.

A view of the other end of the turntable, unfortunately the weather conditions were very bright.

Another view of the turntable.

Model A railcar used for VIP’s and rail inspection.

Small diesel tractor used for shifting locomotives around the roundhouse.

Here was an interesting tool that was in the shop attached to the roundhouse.  It is used to heat up the metal tire for a locomotive so it would fit onto the wheel.  After it cooled it would be held tight as the metal contracted.

 

2 Comments

  1. Hi Dom-
    Nice photos from Jamestown… but I think I caught an error… either by you… or by whoever may have given you the description for what you call the ‘Model A Inspection Car’… In my experience in building AMC 1/24th scale plastic car kits… that looks more like a ‘Model T’ because of the high-back to the seat… windshield design… shape of hood and radiator… just a thought… otherwise keep up the good work… your site makes me wish I was back in the hobby actively…

  2. No idea of what it actually is, model A was what the docent said it was to the best of my recollection.