She sits, sad and forlorn, on a track between the building that houses our layout and the Skunk train depot in Fort Bragg. Visitors to the layout frequently ask, “Does she run?” The answer is, “Yes.” That’s the good news. The bad news is that she does not go backwards so she cannot run the Pudding … Continue reading
Note the date. How many Fort Braggers remember this remarkable show? The reason I ask is that Club Member Joe DuVivier is currently building an Nn3 model layout of the Caspar Lumber Company for a show to be held later this year (2017) in Denver. So, I thought a reprise of this show (one of … Continue reading
When I lived in Canada I had two Beetles – a white and a red one. The white did 200,000 plus miles before it died of acute rust. The second, red one, did 120,000 miles before I traded it in. Canada is COLD in the winter and very snowy. No prob said Mrs Beetle. I … Continue reading
I first visited Caspar Lumber Company’s Little Red Schoolhouse at Camp 20 soon after we moved to Fort Bragg in 2000. The kids were curious as to what an “olde worlde” schoolroom looked like. So we packed lunch and off we tooled. The schoolhouse is on the south side of the road beyond the Camp 20 meadow … Continue reading
The Great Blue Heron is my favorite bird. I have watched one hunt gophers in a field of a million gopher holes. Now, how did that heron know that there was a gopher down THAT hole. They are tall. They are very graceful. When they land they remind me of a 747 landing. Breathtaking. In … Continue reading
Here’s the pic: The more I looked at the photo the more confused I became. The pier on the left looks like it is going inland. So, I flipped it: Better?
In a word, “No” SMART is a passenger rail service and bicycle-pedestrian pathway project currently under construction in Sonoma and Marin counties in Northern California. The SMART District was established by state legislation in 2002. When complete, it will serve a 70-mile corridor between Cloverdale in northern Sonoma County and Larkspur Landing in Marin County. At Larkspur passengers can board … Continue reading
#11, a 2-6-2, was built by Baldwin. Our gallery of CWR’s locomotive roster includes several pics of #11 but does not include this one. Baldwin routinely photographed every loco it built and this pic would have been taken when she came out of the shop. The “N” was dropped and the CWR & N became the … Continue reading