Re: Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad #4
Author: HUTCH 7.62
Date: 05-14-2019 - 18:31
> 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
> 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
> 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
Do you know if the steam engines gonna run on Fathers day?
Many thanks in advance