Wednesday, October 31, 2007

short vacation re-cap

Here's what I've been busy with during the past week and a half...

Sunday 10/21 - flew from DFW to San Jose, rented car, drive to Modesto to spend the night.

Modesto & Empire GE 70-tonners - October 22, 2007

Monday 10/22 - railfanned Modesto and Stockton areas - mainly on the Modesto & Empire Traction but also the ST&E, CCT, and a little bit on BNSF and UP. Drove to Monterey to spend the night.

Cannery Row in Monterey

The Pacific Coast south of Carmel Highlands, CA

Tuesday 10/23 - sightseeing in Monterey - Monterey Bay and Cannery Row. Visited the National Steinbeck Center in Salinas, then drove south on Highway 1 along the Pacific Coast from Monterey to Cambria, then east to Bakersfield and Tehachapi.

Tehachapi Loop - October 24, 2007

Wed 10/24 & Thu 10/25 - watched and photographed trains in the Tehachapi Mountains - stayed in Tehachapi Tue, Wed & Thu nights.

a smoky day on Cajon - an eastbound climbs the pass on Oct. 26.

Fri 10/26 - drove to Cajon Jct and spent the day photographing trains on Cajon Pass. Drove to Ontario to spend the night.
Sat 10/27 - caught flight from Ontario to DFW. Picked up car at airport, drove to Wilburton OK to spend the night.

KCS 4597 at Rich Mountain, AR - October 28.

Sun 10/28 - drove from Wilburton to Heavener, met up with friends photographing the KCS around Rich Mountain. Drove home Sunday evening - end of vacation.

A foamy day in Wickes, AR - October 28.
Stay tuned for several upcoming reports and a ton of photos.
nr: John Steinbeck - East of Eden
np: Ernest Tubb - Give Me a Little Old-Fashioned Love

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