Re: 21 car train from Oakland to RVJ in 69
Author: Craig Tambo
Date: 04-17-2019 - 00:43

ke6qr Wrote:
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> 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.
I was on that train too, and a year younger than you. SP power was three GP9s, while the SN used an Alco S-2. My first visit to RVJ.



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