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Rotary Run 2019
March 22, 2019
Greg Elems, Dan Scheidell, Charlie Spikes


Prep work was done on Wednesday March 20 for the run on Friday the 22nd.

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Rotary Run 2019
March 22, 2019 gallery.

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Links to photographs in slide show:

Image number 1 -- Bil Jackson, Duane Vander Veen and Ethan Doty teamed up to dig out switches in prep for setting up the rotary plow move. - photo by Charlie Spikes
Image number 2 -- - photo by Charlie Spikes
Image number 3 -- - photo by Charlie Spikes
Image number 4 -- SP 2873 Prep - David Elems inspecting the 2873 and getting ready to add oil. - photo by Greg Elems
Image number 5 -- The 6946 and CCT caboose are being moved to the south lead to get the rotary and move it to the loading platform track. - photo by Greg Elems
Image number 6 -- Engineer Ethan Doty - At the controls of the 2873 switching the rotary train for Friday. - photo by Greg Elems
Image number 7 -- 2873 picking up the rotary - David Elems is bringing Ethan to a joint on the rotary snail. - photo by Greg Elems
Image number 8 -- Steve Habeck keeping a watchful eye on the switching. - photo by Greg Elems
Image number 9 -- Rotary Move - Bil "One L" Jackson is riding the Rio Grande caboose and protecting the move as the crew starts to pull back to the lead to set the rotary over. - photo by Greg Elems
Image number 10 -- Rotary Consist - The Rotary, snail, SP 2873 and the DRGW 01414 caboose being spotted at the loading platform to start checking out everything for Friday. - photo by Greg Elems
Image number 11 -- Rotary Consist - Another shot of the rotary train getting spotted on the loading platform to get the bugs worked out. - photo by Greg Elems
Image number 12 -- The rotary works. I believe Steve had the RPM at 105 when I took this picture. - photo by Greg Elems
Image number 13 -- Friday - Far end of the balloon with the start of plowing. - photo by Greg Elems
Image number 14 -- John Bartell from Channel 10 getting video of the first run of the rotary. - photo by Greg Elems
Image number 15 -- Getting closer to Milward. - photo by Greg Elems
Image number 16 -- Oh, how the snow did fly! - photo by Dan Scheidell
Image number 17 -- - photo by Greg Elems
Image number 18 -- - photo by Greg Elems
Image number 19 -- - photo by Greg Elems
Image number 20 -- Almost to the Portola City Sewer crossing. - photo by Greg Elems
Image number 21 -- Conductor Bil Jackson protecting the shove back to the loading platform for the patrons to change riding positions and go for another ride in the rotary. - photo by Greg Elems
Image number 22 -- John Bartell from Channel 10 News Sacramento checking his video footage after the first run of the rotary. - photo by Greg Elems
Image number 23 -- Patrons getting their second ride of the day and or pictures. - photo by Greg Elems
Image number 24 -- Last run of the day as seen from the D&RGW 01414 cupola caboose at Malfunction Jct. - photo by Greg Elems


Page last updated:  Tue Aug 18 06:19:08 PDT 2020