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Date: 02/22/21 14:02
My first trip to the McCloud RR 1963
Author: photobob

The first time I ever photographed the McCloud RR was June 22. 1963. The Pacific Locomotive Assn, ran a fan trip from McCloud to Burney and back  I don't remember how I got up there from the City or how I was able to chase it but here is one of the shots. Its #25 shortly after it left Burney on its return trip to McCloud. I have no idea where I was.

Robert Morris
Dunsmuir, CA
Robert Morris Photography




Date: 02/22/21 14:13
Re: My first trip to the McCloud RR 1963
Author: JDLX

The McCloud River Rattler, the #25's first solo trip after being restored to service.  Fascinating trip. 

I've got a page built about the event on my website at http://www.mccloudriverrailroad.com/PassengerOperations/McCloudRiverRattler.htm

Thanks for posting the photo. 

Jeff Moore
Elko, NV



Date: 02/22/21 14:28
Re: My first trip to the McCloud RR 1963
Author: refarkas

A gem of a historic photo. The man in the boxcar makes it even better.
Bob



Date: 02/22/21 15:23
Re: My first trip to the McCloud RR 1963
Author: callum_out

Did you get to see dinosaurs along the way?  Geez, it's a really nice picture but that was about the time I was celebrating graduating
from high school and that was a long time ago!

Out 



Date: 02/22/21 15:27
Re: My first trip to the McCloud RR 1963
Author: TCnR

Great looking photo, lots top see.
That dark cloud seems to be still hanging around though.
t4p.



Date: 02/22/21 15:32
Re: My first trip to the McCloud RR 1963
Author: billmeeker

Neat photo.  Cheap seats in the boxcar...  maybe the theme was "Be a hobo for a day."



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Date: 02/24/21 19:11
Re: My first trip to the McCloud RR 1963
Author: MacBeau

Was this the Winter MCRR did a plow trip and had to rescue 25 with a Baldwin after airpump issues?



Date: 02/24/21 19:12
Re: My first trip to the McCloud RR 1963
Author: MacBeau

Bob,
Was this the Winter MCRR did a plow trip and had to rescue 25 with a Baldwin after air pump issues? I ask because a friend was on that rip.
—Mac



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/24/21 19:14 by MacBeau.



Date: 02/25/21 09:30
Re: My first trip to the McCloud RR 1963
Author: JDLX

Mac, that trip happened on 22 January 1964, almost exactly seven months after the McCloud River Rattler.  I also have a photo page of that excursion on the website at the following:

http://www.mccloudriverrailroad.com/PassengerOperations/25_25Jan64.htm

Jeff Moore
Elko, NV



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