Finally!… Matteo got to run trains with Papa Bill. The poor kid was nearly beside himself waiting for the railroad to get cleaned up, equipment to get
fixed up, batteries to charge, and everything else Papa Bill has been doing to reinvigorate the railroad this past week.
But, today; it was train-running day!
All the photos: http://PBJRR.org/110715.html
I road with Dad down to LA’s Union Station today. He connected with the Southwest Chief for points east, and I returned to SLO on the Surfliner. Here are some photos I took at the Old Plaza Firehouse near Union Station and during my return trip: http://jf2.com/110515.html
Re-varnishing the bridges and trestles were the last tasks (for this trip, anyway). All the photos: http://jf2.com/pbjrr/110513.html
Poppa Bill had all kinds of help re-ballasting the railroad: http://jf2.com/pbjrr/110418.html
The Pacific Bill & Jamie Railroad held an Open House today as part of the Central Coast Railroad Festival. Photos are here: http://jf2.com/pbjrr/101008.html