Club President Phil Miller has a superb G-scale radio controlled battery powered copy of #53. Phil’s #53 is in pristine condition as you can see in the photo below:
Last week at our Wednesday brekkers meeting a copy of Blowing Smoke Up the Noyo was being circulated. Phil was idly perusing the book when he became quite animated – there was a picture of #53 in operation – the first that he had seen. The photo is below and as you can see there is snow on the ground. As snow is pretty rare around Fort Bragg my suspicion is that the photo was taken in Willits.
Anyone have a source for more photos of #53?