21 car train from Oakland to RVJ in 69
Author: ke6qr
Date: 04-12-2019 - 12:51

The Rio Vista Junction limited was 21 cars, ran in 1969, I was on it. Ran Oakland Martinez Tracy Sacramento Cannon where 1 SW8 SN engine to it to Dozier ran up the wye then backed it to RVJ. It returned to Oakland via the Cap P. It had Old style heavyweight observation lounge on the back that BAERA owned, they were playing a hand cranked Victrola phonagraph with 78 rpm records while we were smoothly flying along at 70 mph. While we were stopped at RVJ they gave rides in the Nevada Copper Belt Gas electric south toward Birds landing. Also got to sit in the cab of the SD-45s while in Sacramento. Great fun for a 15 year old kid.



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