Ace 3102 leads northbound train ACE 04 passes the Agnew Depot on Tuesday January 29, 2019.
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Railfan notes from 2019

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Steve Sloan's Trains : Trip Notes : 2019

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This year both Susie and I are retired and living in San Jose.

Day Outings

Trips of a day or less.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019
A day at the train club.

Pre-Winterail Trip to Napa

This was a trip from San Jose to Napa and return. I spent the night Saturday in Napa. I was there for the Winterail 2019 pre-show.

Saturday, March 9, 2019
I drove from my home in San Jose to Napa stopping at Napa Junction on my way to the Winterail Rehersal in Napa, CA on this day.
Sunday, March 10, 2019
After the Saturday Winterail Rehersal I stayed in Napa. On Sunday March 10, after photographing Napa Valley RR excursion activities and equipment, I returned home.

Winterail Trip to Oregon 2019

From March 13 through March March 18, 2019 I did a road trip from San Jose to Oregon and return to be part of the team that put on Winterail 2019.

There's this related set of trip photos on Flickr.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019
This day I left San Jose in the morning and drove to Eugene where I stayed at my friend Diede's place. I photographed Cal. Northern, and scenery photos, on my way to Eugene, OR.
Thursday, March 14, 2019
This day I started in Eugene at my friend Diede's place, driving from Eugene to Springfield. We had lunch at the Cornbread Café in Springfield. After lunch she and I said goodbye. I photographed UP and Amtrak in Springfield and Albany on my way to Corvallis, OR.
Friday, March 15, 2019
This day I was in Corvallis. At the motel I went to my truck and found it had a nail in the in the left front tire. I spent a good part of the morning in a tire store. Luckily, the nail did not go through, but I did not get a lot of train chasing done this day. I met Vic and the crew at his house and from there went to the high school for set up.
Saturday, March 16, 2019
This day was spent in Corvallis. It was the day of Winterail 2019.
Sunday, March 17, 2019
This day I went to Garibaldi on the Oregon Coast where I visited the Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad.
Monday, March 18, 2019
This day I returned home, driving from Corvallis to San Jose. I chased the Albany and Eastern and had lunch at the Cornbread Café in Eugene.

Trip or Day Outings

Trips and outings of a day or less in 2019.

Thursday, April 25, 2019
On this day grandson Sol and I went to Aromas to visit our friends Matthew and Jenya. We went via Watsonville Junction where we caught nice light on the five engines sitting there.
Thursday, May 9, 2019
On this day I went to the Bascom VTA Light rail station to test some camera and lens combinations shhoting light rail vehicles and just happend to catch the Permanente Local going past the Bascom VTA station in San Jose, CA.

BAK/TF Trip May 2019

On Memorial Day Weekend eldest son Steve, grandson Sol and I drove to Mojave. We were gone five days and four nights. Steve was Using his new 4WD truck to go into the back country as well as chase trains. For trip photos please also see this related Flickr set.

Friday, May 24, 2019
I spent the first part of this day trackside in Mojave. After Steve and Sol got up, we went to breakfast then went to Trona. No trains were running so we did exploring and reconnaissance for future trips. One of the fun places we went was the Trona Pinnacles. Sol was a little sick so we took it mellow. Steve used his 4WD on some back roads. The days were long so after we returned we had plenty of light left so we went to Tehachapi and hung out watching and photographing trains near the Cable Crossovers. We had dinner that evening at a Thai restaurant.
Saturday, May 25, 2019
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Sunday, May 26, 2019
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Monday, May 27, 2019 - Memorial Day
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Special Thanks

All the great folks who helped me out with information for these Web pages!

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