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Date: 11/07/19 21:10
Sunday morning in Perris with Thomas, Percy and Metrolink
Author: oyw

 Last Sunday (November 3) a couple of friends and I spent the morning down at the Orange Empire Museum in Perris (CA). The reason for our visit was Thomas and Friends were back in town for the next couple of weekends and the museum normally provides some of its finest power for these trains. Sundays trains had Santa Fe FP45 108 with Thomas and recently restored SP SW1 1006 with Percy. The newly added Metrolink weekend service on the Perris Valley Line added some extra interest as well, here’s a short report from our morning.

1) Thanks to an extra hour of light due to the time change, I was able to photograph Metrolink train 751 at the River Crest grade crossing near the Moreno Valley/ March Field station. Seen in the distance, F125 920 in push-mode will soon enter Box Springs Canyon.

2) Less than hour later, we waited in downtown Perris for train 753 with tattered F59PHI 887 for power.
 






Date: 11/07/19 21:11
Re: Sunday morning in Perris with Thomas, Percy and Metrolink
Author: oyw

3) On museum trackage, ATSF 108 pushes the northbound 9AM Thomas train near Ellis Ave.

4) Following Thomas was the 3 car Percy train powered by recently restored SW1 SP 1006.

5) A roster shot of the 1006 in less than perfect light.
 



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Date: 11/07/19 21:11
Re: Sunday morning in Perris with Thomas, Percy and Metrolink
Author: oyw

6) Percy train going away, I’ll spare the jokes about Percy providing more smoke than the Big Boy did during its recent SoCal visit.

7) On the 10AM run, the 108 is stopped at 7th St. On the left, the historic Perris depot can be seen in the distance.

8) A going away shot of Thomas crossing 11th St in Perris.
 



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Date: 11/07/19 21:11
Re: Sunday morning in Perris with Thomas, Percy and Metrolink
Author: oyw

Before going home we got a nice bonus, finding SP U25B 3100 parked at the south end of the property.

The last two shots are of the 3100 taken at different angles and focal lengths.

As usual, many thanks go out to the hard working folks at the museum for another dynamite show. The attendance looked to be strong, better than I’ve seen in a while.
And as always, thanks for looking.

OYW



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Date: 11/07/19 21:28
Re: Sunday morning in Perris with Thomas, Percy and Metrolink
Author: arizonaBNSF

Whoever at that museum that is responsible for painting the equipment does impeccable work. Every time I see a pic on here of ATSF 108 or SP 1006, I'm amazed at the professional looking quality of those paint jobs. Looks like they rolled right off the factory floor. Hope I'm able to check it out in person some day. 



Date: 11/07/19 22:40
Re: Sunday morning in Perris with Thomas, Percy and Metrolink
Author: Mr-Beechcroft

arizonaBNSF Wrote:
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> Whoever at that museum that is responsible for
> painting the equipment does impeccable work. Every
> time I see a pic on here of ATSF 108 or SP 1006,
> I'm amazed at the professional looking quality of
> those paint jobs. Looks like they rolled right off
> the factory floor. Hope I'm able to check it out
> in person some day. 

My thoughts exactly. Super work.

Adam



Date: 11/08/19 01:47
Re: Sunday morning in Perris with Thomas, Percy and Metrolink
Author: CNW8531

Nice set!  Especially the SF big "F" and the SP Uboat.  Sharp looking engines for sure.



Date: 11/08/19 02:17
Re: Sunday morning in Perris with Thomas, Percy and Metrolink
Author: andrewamtrak

The 1006 was contracted out to the same contractor who does paint for Metrolink


arizonaBNSF Wrote:
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> Whoever at that museum that is responsible for
> painting the equipment does impeccable work. Every
> time I see a pic on here of ATSF 108 or SP 1006,
> I'm amazed at the professional looking quality of
> those paint jobs. Looks like they rolled right off
> the factory floor. Hope I'm able to check it out
> in person some day. 

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Andrew Temoshek
Hemet, CA



Date: 11/08/19 06:03
Re: Sunday morning in Perris with Thomas, Percy and Metrolink
Author: Atsf814

Great shots Bob. Congrats on image of the day!



Date: 11/08/19 07:42
Re: Sunday morning in Perris with Thomas, Percy and Metrolink
Author: GRNDMND

Good work Bob and congratulations on another IOTD!

KC

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Date: 11/08/19 11:41
Re: Sunday morning in Perris with Thomas, Percy and Metrolink
Author: mundo

Some nice shots, since I was part of bringing the first car to Perris, it had come a long ways..

But do not rush out to the museum until January 2020.

Notice to members=16pxSouthern California Railway Museum is hosting Polar Express and beginning Tuesday, November 12th, we will be open for Polar Express ONLY. Museum access will be limited to members that are working on our collections. All other museum areas will be unavailable.=16pxDaily visitors and guests will be welcomed back beginning January 1st, 2020. Trolley service will resume on January 4th, 2020.
 



Date: 11/08/19 11:57
Re: Sunday morning in Perris with Thomas, Percy and Metrolink
Author: TheNavigator

Nice shots, especially considering how crowded it must have been.  (Looks like Thomas should spend some time with that painting contractor.)
GK



Date: 11/08/19 14:16
Re: Sunday morning in Perris with Thomas, Percy and Metrolink
Author: the_expediter

Beautiful...I was there Sunday in Carbarn #1 with the G Scale guys Mike and Brian...SHM



Date: 11/08/19 16:06
Re: Sunday morning in Perris with Thomas, Percy and Metrolink
Author: ns1000

Great stuff..!!  Thanks for posting.



Date: 11/08/19 16:28
Re: Sunday morning in Perris with Thomas, Percy and Metrolink
Author: atsf121

Great photos, the Santa Fe unit looks amazing!

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Date: 11/08/19 18:32
Re: Sunday morning in Perris with Thomas, Percy and Metrolink
Author: PasadenaSub

Great photos and lighting Bob.  I'll have to check out the River Crest grade crossing with the regular weekend Metrolink service now.

Rich



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