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Girl Scouts?
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Girl Scouts?

May 5, 2012 by

Today I helped out in the San Leandro Historical Railway Society booth at the Girl Scout’s 100th anniversary celebration at the Alameda Country Fairgrounds. We also had a booth for Operation Lifesaver. Girl Scouts you ask? We often forget that girls can also have an interest in trains (though not quite as much as boys for sure). There was a fairly steady stream of...

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Traintown: Jamestown, CA 2
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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...

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Traintown: Jamestown, CA
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I took quite a few pictures while I was at Traintown in Jamestown, CA. Here is a picture of the motor for the turntable at their roundhouse. In the background you can see one of the diesel switchers.  Here is one of the track inspection cars, is moved by pulling the handle back and forth like the children’s car.  The cylinders on one of...

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National Train Show 2011, Sacramento, CA.
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About two weeks ago the National Train Show was in Sacramento.  My wife and I wandered through the entire convention center and saw many interesting new products and some incredible modular layouts.  If it is in your area next year it will definitely be worth the trip. Here is a picture of all of my purchases at the show, the ornament and the magnetic...

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Busy weekend at SLHRS
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This weekend we have our open house down at the San Leandro Historical Railway Society. I should be running trains for most of the day on both Saturday and Sunday, including a D&RGW passenger train pulled by a Shay locomotive (at the blistering top speed of 14 mph). I also have two mixed freights, the same train with either my F7 A and B...

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