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Date: 09/13/20 10:43
Steam Powered Trains Running Again In Niles Canyon
Author: FiveChime

Skookum #7 will be running this afternoon at 1:30 then again next Saturday at 4 and 7 PM . Also a week from today.
Alameda County is allowing these operations and PLA is following strict Covid guidelines: Face masks are required with
social distancing and on-line ticket sales with train cleaning prior to each trip. Limited ticket sales for each train at.
NCRY.org.

The 7 PM Saturday trains are unique as departure from Sunol is at dusk and eastbound return up the hill from Niles is in darkness
which provides the opportunity to hear the rare 2-4-4-2 locomotive working in the still evening air.

A little smokey yesterday but that will improve soon.

Regards, Jim Evans




Date: 09/13/20 13:58
Re: Steam Powered Trains Running Again In Niles Canyon
Author: MojaveBill

A scene from days gone by...

Bill Deaver
Mojave, CA



Date: 09/13/20 18:33
Re: Steam Powered Trains Running Again In Niles Canyon
Author: ChrisCampi

From Sunday.




Date: 09/13/20 19:43
Re: Steam Powered Trains Running Again In Niles Canyon
Author: FiveChime

Nice shoot Chris!

Regards, Jim



Date: 09/14/20 07:27
Re: Steam Powered Trains Running Again In Niles Canyon
Author: Arved

What a handsome little articulated!

Arved Grass
Fleming Island, FL
Arved Grass



Date: 09/14/20 07:37
Re: Steam Powered Trains Running Again In Niles Canyon
Author: czuleget

I can't help but notice the line up of, for sale signs in the back ground. Kinda telling in the area. 



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/14/20 07:38 by czuleget.



Date: 09/14/20 15:37
Re: Steam Powered Trains Running Again In Niles Canyon
Author: GoldenState

czuleget Wrote:
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> I can't help but notice the line up of, for sale
> signs in the back ground. Kinda telling in the
> area. 

 10 to be exact, with one pending. I too noticed when I was there to ride the first run on Saturday.  Many of the residents up Kilkare(sp?) Rd are scared that they will become trapped by fire and are selling. A few weeks ago the SCU complex fire got within 6 miles and the for sale signs at least doubled. The end of the road is deep in the canyon with no easy way to climb out if one were in need of escape. Ranger Pipeline put in new water lines and hydrants for the SF water district in Sunol about 4 years ago but that may only be good for a structure fire, not a fast moving brush and vegitation fire.

Rob
Fremont, Ca

 



Date: 09/14/20 15:57
Re: Steam Powered Trains Running Again In Niles Canyon
Author: ChrisCampi

GoldenState Wrote:
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> czuleget Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > I can't help but notice the line up of, for
> sale
> > signs in the back ground. Kinda telling in the
> > area. 
>
>  10 to be exact, with one pending. I too noticed
> when I was there to ride the first run on
> Saturday.  Many of the residents up Kilkare(sp?)
> Rd are scared that they will become trapped by
> fire and are selling. A few weeks ago the SCU
> complex fire got within 6 miles and the for sale
> signs at least doubled. The end of the road is
> deep in the canyon with no easy way to climb out
> if one were in need of escape. Ranger Pipeline put
> in new water lines and hydrants for the SF water
> district in Sunol about 4 years ago but that may
> only be good for a structure fire, not a fast
> moving brush and vegitation fire.
>
> Rob
> Fremont, Ca
>
>  

Exactly what i was thinking. Beautiful area but narrow, twisty, and only one way in or out. Considered moving there but the commute traffic became so bad it wasn't worth while anymore.



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