Welcome to my Web Blog.

This is to keep all my friends updated on what's going on with the FC&W and my other railroad adventures. The name Flagstaff, Coconino and Western came from Flagstaff, where I live, Coconino is the county, and Western is where I go to visit other clubs and railroads. I will try and update it on a regular basis.

The 2 1/2" scale D&RGW C-21 Project

July 26, 2008

Erin at work...

Thats "Me" running a EMD on a rail train going through Lupton,AZ. Thanks to Todd Michel, conductor out of Winslow,AZ for taking this very cool photo.

July 22, 2008

Update on the railroad construction.

Well I have been making some more headway on the railroad when I have time, being I'm the only one working on it at this point. I have finally made it to the other end with the trestle! All thats left is to put the outer 2x4's on top and put the ties and rail down. I have also been working on track panel construction and have 120' down and ballasted. Not bad for a single man crew.
The other end of the trestle, all thats left is some more fill for the track.
Freshly cut railroad ties for the trestle waiting to be ripped in half.
Some of the 120' thats been ballasted and ready to go! Can't wait until the day I can run my steamer on it!

July 16, 2008

A local trip with Alex

Last week my son Alex and I took a trip to the Pioneer Museum here in Flagstaff to see a Choo Choo. He has been facinated with trains and wants to see them all the time. So I took him to see a really neat steam locomotive. Most people who have passed through downtown Flagstaff have seen the consolidation next to the depot but very few people know of the standard gauge 2-6-6-2 Mallet at the museum.Here is the info on the engine.

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Pioneer Historical Museum, 2340 N Ft Valley Rd (US 180), Flagstaff, AZ

July 11, 2008

Work train out of Winslow

These are pictures of the work train I worked on recently out of Winslow,AZ picking up ribbon rail.

July 2, 2008

Trip to Williams,AZ and Robbie Deihl's railroad.

On June 22nd John Barter and I took a trip with our trains to Williams,AZ to see our friend Robbie Deihl. Robbie's been working hard on his new railroad in Williams and already has a lot of track on the ground. He also has signal systems set up throughout most of the layout which he can control with his computer or have it run automatically. It setup as a loop on one end with a passing siding in the middle and a wye at the other. During our morning running we had to pause and watch the Grand Canyon Steam train go by which is just on the other side of the street from the property.Great railroad and had a great time.

#3 sitting on the west leg of the wye.

Erin leaving the siding on a green signal. photo by Robbie Deihl

Erin's Mogal and John's 10 wheeler on the steaming bays just before fireup.
Erin waits on a red on the main while John takes the siding.

#3 sits on the wye while John backs up the hopper cars to the ballast pile.

Highballing down the main. photo by Robbie Deihl