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Date: 12/02/12 19:13
Sierra Railroad #3 makes a rare trip to Sonora.
Author: msharps

See this post regarding the occassion:
http://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?10,2927259

#1265 (RS-4-TC) pulled the consist up the hill first and then #3 followed shortly after running tender first. #3 coupled onto the consist in Sonora and then stopped in front of the Post Office on Hospital Road where the old depot used to stand.

From what I understand, it has been 20+ years since #3 has been to Sonora. The weather was pretty dismal so I decided on black & white.

I have many more photos of this event including #1265 on my website here:
http://railtown1897.sharpsphotography.com/sonora



1) #3 stands ready at the Jamestown depot for the trip up the hill to Sonora.

2) Need someone to ID this individual for caption

3) Crossing Campo Seco Road (West crossing) as spectators record the rare event with cameras and camcorders.








Date: 12/02/12 19:14
Re: Sierra Railroad #3 makes a rare trip to Sonora.
Author: msharps

4) Heading up the hill East of Railway Ln.

5) Crossing Campo Seco again and headed for the highway 108 overpass.

6) #3 rounds the corner and rolls onto the highway 108 overpass.








Date: 12/02/12 19:15
Re: Sierra Railroad #3 makes a rare trip to Sonora.
Author: msharps

7) Crossings Washington Street.

8) #3 in front of the post office where the old depot used to stand.

9) #3 couples onto the consist that was pulled by #1265 just East of the post office.








Date: 12/02/12 19:15
Re: Sierra Railroad #3 makes a rare trip to Sonora.
Author: Milepost_130

Thanks for posting these images!



Date: 12/02/12 19:16
Re: Sierra Railroad #3 makes a rare trip to Sonora.
Author: msharps

10) It's 5pm and #3 is arriving in front of the post office with the Santa Express.

11) Need someone to ID this individual for caption

12) In front of Post Office








Date: 12/02/12 19:16
Re: Sierra Railroad #3 makes a rare trip to Sonora.
Author: msharps

13) In front of Post Office




Date: 12/02/12 19:31
Re: Sierra Railroad #3 makes a rare trip to Sonora.
Author: SierraRailfan

Amazing series...thanks for posting. I hope trips to Sonora become more commonplace.

Roger
Sierra Railfan



Date: 12/02/12 20:20
Re: Sierra Railroad #3 makes a rare trip to Sonora.
Author: dmaffei

Fantastic photography. Really captured the mood of the cold rainy day in the foothills with steam. Thanks



Date: 12/02/12 21:43
Re: Sierra Railroad #3 makes a rare trip to Sonora.
Author: 1oldmotorman

Kevin Zimmerman, Long time Engineer/Fireman at Railtown.

Dave



Date: 12/02/12 23:28
Re: Sierra Railroad #3 makes a rare trip to Sonora.
Author: Jeff_Johnston

Terrific photos, very moody and evocative of the time and place. Thank you very much!

Jeff Johnston
www.trainvideosandparts.com



Date: 12/03/12 04:34
Re: Sierra Railroad #3 makes a rare trip to Sonora.
Author: LoggerHogger

All very well done. YOu took difficult lighting and made it work.

Martin



Date: 12/03/12 06:17
Re: Sierra Railroad #3 makes a rare trip to Sonora.
Author: YG

Excellent photos. My favorite is #9.

Thanks for presenting this special event.

Steve Mitchell
http://www.yardgoatimages.com



Date: 12/03/12 09:24
Re: Sierra Railroad #3 makes a rare trip to Sonora.
Author: YWRR19

#11 the engineer is Warren Smith. Fantastic set of photos!

Matt Starman
Wilsonville, OR



Date: 12/03/12 10:12
Re: Sierra Railroad #3 makes a rare trip to Sonora.
Author: IHC

Awesome!



Date: 12/03/12 14:35
Re: Sierra Railroad #3 makes a rare trip to Sonora.
Author: WAF

Damn good B/W. What film did you use?



Date: 12/03/12 15:02
Re: Sierra Railroad #3 makes a rare trip to Sonora.
Author: msharps

Thanks WAF. Not film, but digital converted to B&W.



Date: 12/03/12 15:12
Re: Sierra Railroad #3 makes a rare trip to Sonora.
Author: WAF

msharps Wrote:
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> Thanks WAF. Not film, but digital converted to
> B&W.

I can usually tell fake B/W ( not film), but these are as good as the real stuff. Even have grain.



Date: 12/03/12 16:49
Re: Sierra Railroad #3 makes a rare trip to Sonora.
Author: SierraRail

That photo #9, taken in the Sonora Cut, is fantastic!



Date: 12/04/12 00:05
Re: Sierra Railroad #3 makes a rare trip to Sonora.
Author: lwilton

A couple of questions from one who is far away and doesn't know:

1. I assume they backed all the way because there is nothing left in the area where they can turn any equipment?
2. Is the train a static display in front of the PO, or will it be moving at all? I've seen a number of references to this move here on TO, but I haven't seen anything that describes why it was done.



Date: 12/04/12 14:53
Re: Sierra Railroad #3 makes a rare trip to Sonora.
Author: msharps

lwilton Wrote:
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> A couple of questions from one who is far away and
> doesn't know:
>
> 1. I assume they backed all the way because there
> is nothing left in the area where they can turn
> any equipment?

Correct.

> 2. Is the train a static display in front of the
> PO, or will it be moving at all? I've seen a
> number of references to this move here on TO, but
> I haven't seen anything that describes why it was
> done.

The train was on static display in front of the post office from 5p-8p and then returned to Jamestown. This post answers the "why it was done": http://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?10,2927259



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