Re: Rio vista question
Author: Joe Magruder
Date: 10-07-2018 - 21:37

An unofficial answer from a frequent volunteer: I hope you enjoyed your visit. The brief answer to your question is that we are an electric railway museum. The more complex answer is that maintaining steam locomotives in running condition requires a great deal of maintenance - e.g., boiler rebuilds on a rigorous schedule - that is far beyond our capability. In addition, our track and bridges were built for a relatively light electric railway, not a steam railway. Our diesels are part of the collection because of the role they played in the history of the formerly electric railways with equipment in our collection. We use our one operating diesel locomotive for various maintenance tasks. We have used it in passenger service on special occasions. Finally, the Pacific Locomotive Association's Niles Canyon Railway runs steam and diesel equipment. The two museums complement each other.



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