PLA to sponsor 5th annual Niles Canyon Railway Post-Winterail Photographers’ Special March 9th.
The special Niles Canyon Railway passenger train, powered by Western Pacific F7 No. 918, will depart Sunol depot at 9:30 a.m. for Niles. It is scheduled to return to Sunol around 1 p.m.
On the return trip from Niles the passenger train will be greeted by a freight train powered by Clover Valley Lumber Co. 2-6-6-2T No. 4, the only Baldwin logging mallet operating on the West Coast. Both trains will perform a number of photo run-bys deep in the beautiful Niles Canyon.
No. 4 was built by Baldwin for the Clover Valley Lumber Co. in March 1924. It was later used by Feather River Lumber Co. and Tahoe Timber Co. The Pacific Locomotive Association acquired it in July 1973 and used it on the Castro Point Railway from 1973 to 1985.
No. 918 was built by EMD for the Western Pacific in January 1950 as No. 918D. In 1980 the railroad renumbered it to 918. It was retired in March 1981 after an electrical fire and donated to the Pacific Locomotive Association in June 1982.
Tickets are $49. Go to www.ncry.org for more information or to order tickets.
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