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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

May 15, 2009

First Offical Run Day

Well I finally made it to the first offical run on the FC&W. The first loop is done and even though it was only a circle of track we ran for 7 hours. I had my fitchburg out with a couple of cars and John Barter brought over his 4-6-0 and string of cars. We were joined by my parents out of California and a couple of neighbors.

Alex and Erin take the 1st run all the way around the loop and across the trestle.

Erin and John have fun doubleheading across the trestle.

Alex gives daddys steam engine a try. (too bad there's no steam in it yet). Glenn Swain and John Barter come off the trestle with a full train.

Can you tell we weren't having any fun?
The day was picture perfect and its so nice that my hard work is starting to come together. There is still a lot of work ahead of me but at least I can say I have a railroad I can run on. Next on the "To Do List" is work on the legs of the wye off the loop and the lead to were the turntable and steaming bays are going to be. That is if I don't get too sidetracked on my next project starting this fall. All you narrow gauge guys out there should know what project that is. Hint: There were 2, they are big, they are black, and they lived in Colorado. Answer next month.
Steam Forever,


Anonymous said...

Hey congrats on the completion of the loop! Hope your doing Ok and keep in touch.


Anonymous said...

WoW....That picture looks like Jack not John.