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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.

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

October 9, 2008

Fun stuff this past week

On the first weekend of October Lynnette, Alex and I were invited to go to a mini meet for the San Juan Large Scalers in Farmington, New Mexico on the Rio La Plata Southern. My friend Ron Nott invited me to bring the trains to run for the members. Since we were so close we had to take a detour to the Durango And Silverton Railroad in Durango, Co. Alex loved watching the train as it came into town.
Ron as a great little railroad that is still under construction, but he had a balloon and a Wye for us to run on.
My favorite thing at his house was his lawn ornament. The original tender tank from the D&RGW 315.

Fun on the Grand Canyon Railroad.

On Wednesday October 8th Karl Hovanitz from the Bittercreek Live Steamers invited me to take a speeder run with him and his fellow members of the NARCOA group to the Grand Canyon and of course I couldn't say No. We left the Williams Depot at 7am and went to the Grand Canyon with 2 rest stops. Cruizing at 20-30mph on a railcar with no doors was awesome! We made it to the Grand Canyon early and had a 3 hour layover for luch and to wait for the scheduled train to arrive. At 1:30pm we left the Grand Canyon and went back to Williams with one rest stop. They threw the switch and put all 30 motorcars into the shop tracks so the speeders could be set off and loaded up on everybodies trailers.

Everone had a great time, we didn't delay the train at all, and I want to thank Karl Hovanitz for inviting me to go with him.

One of our 2 rest stops to stretch and to let everyone get caught up. Our car is the 5th car back right behind the black,orange, and silver one with the full size air horns.

Karl and Erin Cruising on the Main.

Some of the cars that were following behind us. That car came all the way from Iowa.

1 comment:

C&Snut said...

Nice how was the running?