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Took these with the Canon instead of the Iphone.

And a video (not mine)

Two idiots made us late coming back when they wandered off during the lunch break. How do you not hear four blasts of that whistle?

 

482 rounding the bend a few miles south of Cascade

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Delighted that you got to go! I've ridden her twice, awesome experience. I'm not sure if they're still operating, but have also ridden the Cumbres and Toltec out of Chama, NM. Also awesome. The C&T runs along high country ridges as opposed to the Silverton running up a canyon. Just googled it, sounds like they're still around. I would recommend it highly.

JHC

https://cumbrestoltec.com/

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If you ever find yourself in Skagway, Alaska the White Pass and Yukon RR is also excellent. It's diesel, not steam, but good none the less.

JHC

 

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3 hours ago, Tell Sackett SASS 18436 said:

They didn’t WANT to hear it!!

Should have left them in Silverton!

Well the train didn’t go to Silverton, it was the Cascade Canyon run. If they didn’t show up shortly the train would have left. And they would have sent a work car up later to haul em back. I imagine they would have paid for that. 
They put em on the last car just behind us. We were waiting in our car for them to come through so we could make em run the Gantlet, but they wouldn’t let them return to their own car. I suggested giving en a Will Smith.

Turns out the guy had been a problem before we left, climbing around on the equipment in the railyard despite the keep off signs. 

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Wonderful pictures, UB.  Thanks for sharing.  I'll have to see if I can get Uno to try something like that.

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The first time I road the White Pass, ('96?)they were still using the steam locomotives. 

The first time my Father rode it was 1944!

Great trips. One we took every time we went to Alaska.

Here's SWMBO with the Steam Powered Snow Blower on display in Skagway.

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