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Date: 09/07/19 20:34
One More Day Of Duel Mallet Operation In Niles Canyon
Author: FiveChime

Sunday, September 8th will be the final day of double headed Niles Canyon Railway steam being operated in
conjunction with 150th anniversary of pounding of the final golden spike at Milepost 33.5 in the Canyon.

Regards, Jim Evans








Date: 09/07/19 22:04
Re: One More Day Of Duel Mallet Operation In Niles Canyon
Author: Steamman

Nice.  Looks like a great weekend.        TomE



Date: 09/08/19 02:40
Re: One More Day Of Duel Mallet Operation In Niles Canyon
Author: andersonb109

Oh no. Look at those people risking their lives sitting outside on that open platform. Hope they all survived. 



Date: 09/08/19 06:21
Re: One More Day Of Duel Mallet Operation In Niles Canyon
Author: utwazoo

andersonb109 Wrote:
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> Oh no. Look at those people risking their lives
> sitting outside on that open platform. Hope they
> all survived. 

Looks like a wooden car too.....horrors!



Date: 09/08/19 07:24
Re: One More Day Of Duel Mallet Operation In Niles Canyon
Author: gregscholl

utwazoo Wrote:
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> andersonb109 Wrote:
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> -----
> > Oh no. Look at those people risking their lives
> > sitting outside on that open platform. Hope
> they
> > all survived. 
>
> Looks like a wooden car too.....horrors!

Oh look they are about to get a rear pusher too!! :)
Greg



Date: 09/08/19 07:38
Re: One More Day Of Duel Mallet Operation In Niles Canyon
Author: yvrr

That is Yosemite Valley Railroad observation 330 on the rear. Owner Wes Swift and his wife are two of the people of the rear platform. Wes and friends just finished repainting it (not yet lettered) and the first class section is finished. Wes bought the remains in 1994.



Date: 09/08/19 14:34
Re: One More Day Of Duel Mallet Operation In Niles Canyon
Author: RuleG

andersonb109 Wrote:
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> Oh no. Look at those people risking their lives
> sitting outside on that open platform. Hope they
> all survived

Can't you just enjoy the images without making a gratuitously sarcastic comment?

I'm not a fan of Amtrak's recently imposed restrictions preventing riders from sitting in the open section of an observation car. However, riding in an observation car on a train moving slowly over a tourist railroad train is very different from riding in the outside section of a car moving at track speed over a Class 1 railroad.



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