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Foothill Rails--Amador Foothills Final Run
Amador Foothills RR
June 07, 2004 -- The Final Run

Photos by Chris Kinoshita

    Despite the beautiful weather, it was a sad day for railfans in the foothills. This day brought an end to an era for towns such as Ione and Martell. Their much beloved little railroad will run no longer. We can only hope the future will hold some sort of revival.
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1. AFRR #10 idling in the morning sun awaiting the days work.
2. Returning across Hwy 49 from the mill with the last outbound loads.
3. Ready to depart Martell on the final run.
4. Heading downgrade at Sunnybrook.

5. 6. 7. 8.
5. The fourth crossing of Hwy 88 at Overpass.
6. Another shot at Overpass.
7. View from Brickyard Road just west of Firebrick.
8. Xing at Sunnybrook on the return leg.

9. 10. 11. 12.
9. Accelerating after a brief pause west of Stone Corral.
10. Approching Stone Corral.
11. With non-working signals, the crossing near Pete's Hole has to be flagged.
12. Posing for pictures at Martell.

13. 14. 15. 16.
13. Another shot at Martell.
14. #10 getting tucked into bed. Perhaps for the last time???
15. This view shows both the old and new enginehouses at Martell.
16. The AFRR highrail truck.


   
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