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Date: 11/29/19 01:39
The Spirit of Christmas Steam Train (Ventura County)
Author: StarshipConductor

THE FILLMORE & WESTERN RAILWAY'S THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS STEAM TRAIN.
See Flier for all the info.
***Note: The train will leave Downtown Fillmore around 2:00pm and head west to
    the Montalvo West Leg Wye arriving approximately 4:30pm where it will stage.

Photo's 1 & 2 were taken on Metrolink's West Leg of the Montalvo Wye. This is former SP/UP trackage
and was once part of Southern Pacific's Main Line from San Francisco to Los Angeles via Santa Paula. 









Date: 11/29/19 04:15
Re: The Spirit of Christmas Steam Train (Ventura County)
Author: dcfbalcoS1

        Spent a little time under that engine when it was in Dodge City, Kansas. Pony truck axle bearing surfaces were in terrible shape.



Date: 11/29/19 05:48
Re: The Spirit of Christmas Steam Train (Ventura County)
Author: Bob3985

Great photos of a proud crew. I wish them a successful "Christmas" train season.

Bob Krieger
Cheyenne, WY



Date: 11/29/19 07:45
Re: The Spirit of Christmas Steam Train (Ventura County)
Author: D0wnt1me

Are you guys shoving from Fillmore or will you run around the wye?



Date: 11/29/19 08:59
Re: The Spirit of Christmas Steam Train (Ventura County)
Author: patd3985

dcfbalcoS1 Wrote:
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>         Spent a little time under that engine
> when it was in Dodge City, Kansas. Pony truck axle
> bearing surfaces were in terrible shape.

Is this the same engine that was down by old town? If so, I did not know that! We was through there in 1990 on our way to Boston from San Diego and I remember seeing an engine that was supposedly a Santa Fe.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/29/19 09:01 by patd3985.



Date: 11/29/19 12:54
Re: The Spirit of Christmas Steam Train (Ventura County)
Author: callum_out

It is "not inclusive", we don't get to ride!

Out



Date: 11/29/19 14:34
Re: The Spirit of Christmas Steam Train (Ventura County)
Author: PHall

patd3985 Wrote:
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> dcfbalcoS1 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> >         Spent a little time under that
> engine
> > when it was in Dodge City, Kansas. Pony truck
> axle
> > bearing surfaces were in terrible shape.
>
> Is this the same engine that was down by old town?
> If so, I did not know that! We was through there
> in 1990 on our way to Boston from San Diego and I
> remember seeing an engine that was supposedly a
> Santa Fe.

Fillmore & Western 14 is the former Duluth & Northwestern 14.



Date: 11/30/19 08:10
Re: The Spirit of Christmas Steam Train (Ventura County)
Author: LarryDoyle

> Fillmore & Western 14 is the former Duluth &
> Northwestern 14.

First steam engine I ever rode.  Built for D&NE in 1913, served until 1967.  When I was in high school and college you could buy a ticket to ride log train between Cloquet and Saginaw for just a few dollars.  It entitled you to ride the caboose, but one could opt for the engines cab.

Identical twin sister No. 16 is on display, fairly well cared for, in a park in Cloquet.  Two other D&NE engines, both ex-D&IR 2-8-0's also survive.  No. 27 displayed in a shelter at Barnum, MN, and No. 28 in service on North Shore Scenic RR in Duluth.

BTW, that's Duluth and Northeastern.

-LD



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