Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad #4
Author: BNSF1995
Date: 05-14-2019 - 17:03

Before you ask, yes, I filmed these myself. The third one was filmed just today, in fact.

The BJWRR work train is seldom-seen, none moreso than its locomotive, #4. Tom Waterfall built the #4 in 2005-06 in the style of a Davenport Locomotive Works switcher.

There are three videos of #4 on YouTube, all filmed by me. Being a volunteer at the railroad affords me many opportunities to see things the general public usually doesn't, such as test runs of the steam locomotives, work trains, and unusual moves.

First, we have the very, very first video of #4 in action from July 28, 2015. On this day, #4 was being used for yard switching, moving Car #4 back into storage after they took measurements for what eventually became Car #6 LIVE OAK. Also seen in the video is #2502 sitting outside to get a new battery.
Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad Switching 7/28/2015

The second video was shot on July 11, 2017 (Free Slurpee Day, I might add). It isn't very long since it was shot on my old phone, which didn't have enough space. #4 was used on this day to push #5 back into the enginehouse after pulling her forward so another volunteer could retrieve a part that had fallen into the inspection pit.
Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad Switching 7/11/2017

The third and final video was shot just today, May 14, 2019. Tomorrow, work will be done at the Redwood tree, whose roots have long been digging under the track. To that end, the work train was pulled out and taken to Ballast Crossing to load the hopper with ballast, using a rented Bobcat. This is the first video of #4 at speed, and doing a full crossing sequence.
BJWRR Work Train Runby 5/14/2019

Other BJWRR videos on my channel include a runby of the #2 on August 31, 2013, the #2 making a rare weekday appearance as the main power on August 15, 2014, Billy Jones Day 2015 (including the steam doubleheader) on July 26, 2015, and the #2 on an offseason test run on May 15, 2018 (one year tomorrow).



Subject Written By Date/Time (PST)
  Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad #4 BNSF1995 05-14-2019 - 17:03
  Re: Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad #4 HUTCH 7.62 05-14-2019 - 18:31
  Re: Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad #4 BNSF1995 05-14-2019 - 18:32
  Re: Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad #4 HUTCH 7.62 05-14-2019 - 18:38
  Re: Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad #4 BNSF1995 05-14-2019 - 18:52
  Re: Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad #4 HUTCH 7.62 05-15-2019 - 18:32
  Re: Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad #4 Carol L Voss 05-15-2019 - 19:25
  Re: Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad #4 Ken Middlebrook 05-15-2019 - 22:23
  Re: Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad #4 HUTCH 7.62 05-16-2019 - 07:32


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