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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.


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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

5 comments:

Lassiter Jiujitsu said...

Did "Becky" (Ha ha) actually give you a clear block? I love your blog. Great work... I will be visiting again soon... Thanks

C&S nut said...

Nice ! wish I could have been there. C&S nut

upron said...

Erin,
Do my eyes deceive me or is that "WICKS" white refer car that belongs to John the one that I built for the S.F. Allen 10 wheeler?
Ron

Lassiter Jiujitsu said...
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Lassiter Jiujitsu said...

How hard is it to load up and transport a train like you guys did when you went to go see Robbie? To me it sounds like alot of work. I'm sure once its all there and set up it's a blast! Just curious...