GNRW operating session.
Our usual pizza before operating.
Videos: (lots of them; ran a lot of trains).
PRR Aerotrain and SF 4-6-4 Blue Goose:
Aerotrain imported by Con-Cor in 2008 and SF blue goose brass hybrid imported by BLI in 2022 (with smoke).
N&W Y-3 2-8-8-2 freight drag departing Whitefish:
Y-3 imported by Custom Brass models in 1978.
SF Blue Goose 4-6-4 departing Whitefish:
Impressive that a 4-6-4 can pull a 15 car passenger train!
GN R-2 2-8-8-2 freight drag at Skykomish:
R-2 imported by Tenshodo in 1972.
C&O H-8 2-6-6-6 freight drag departing Whitefish:
Imported by MTH in 2015 (cast metal boiler/tender with smoke).
GN R-2 2-8-8-2 freight drag at Marias Pass:
All vintage metal Athearn/Varney and Silver Streak/Ambroid wood freight cars.
PRR Aerotrain departing Whitefish and GN R-2 departing Hillyard:
C&O H-8 2-6-6-6 at Skykomish:
CNJ 4-6-4T departing Whitefish:
Imported by PFM (United) in 1969.
'Chuffing' needs to be adjusted.
UP 4-12-2 freight drag at Marias Pass.
Imported by BLI in 2022 (brass hybrid with smoke).
Train had to stop for 'water'.
Longest train of the 'night' with 43 cars.
Can hear the 'third cylinder' chuff as the engine 'passes'.
C&NW U-4 4-6-4 at Marias pass:
Imported by Nickel Plate products in 1975.
GN R-2 at Skykomish and C&NW 4-6-4 departing Hillyard:
A lot of engines got their first 'road test'.
Jason with the C&O H-8 2-6-6-6.
N&W Y-3 2-8-8-2 at Tye.
CNJ 4-6-4T departing Seattle.
John with the PRR Aerotrain.
CNJ 4-6-4T at Havre.
Dave with the N&W Y-3.
Bob operating the SF Blue Goose 4-6-4.
Paul brought his diesel that he upgraded with LED's.
Glacier. Ben and Dave.
Paul with a GN R-2 2-8-8-2 at Seattle.
Jason operating the C&O H-8.
The H-8 in the 'hole' waiting for East bound traffic.
SF Blue Goose at Whitefish.
Joe was busy: I think every block had a train!
Dave's N&W Y-3 at Skykomish.
Jason with the C&O H-8.
Meet at Skykomish.
Paul and John.
Jason and Paul.
Seattle's freight yard.
Chumstick canyon trestle.
CNJ 4-6-4T at Chumstick canyon trestle.
GN R-2 at Willmar.
GN R-2 at Whitefish.
UP 4-12-2 at Skykomish.
'State of Maine reefers' on Chumstick canyon trestle.
St. Paul's roundhouse.
Paul 'switching' with his diesel.
A picture of me acting like I know what I'm doing!