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Roaring Camp and Big Trees Railroad

Roaring Camp and Big Trees Railroad

On our Train Trip out west, we visited the Roaring Camp and Big Trees Railroad. It is a small logging railroad which still uses Shays and Heislers on their excursions! The entire railroad is on a steep mountain, so, the utilization of a switchback is mandatory. Even so, the railroad has 10.4% and 11.9% grades in some areas! They have a Class B 2 truck Shay, a Class C 3 truck Shay and a Heisler. We rode the Heisler...

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A small yard switcher

Here is the Class B Shay exiting the engine shed

A side view of the Class B Shay

A shot of the Heisler

Another shot of the Heisler

Picture of our excursion train , note the size of those trees and the sharp curve!

Picture of the entire train, we were in the last car

Shot of the switchback, left track was an 11.9% grade, right track a "small" 7.6% grade!

Shot of one of the bridges

Sad picture of a Climax

 

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