and photographs copyright 2008
by Richard Elgenson
RailNews Network writer
The kids had their own area for play
while the employees socialized.
The food at this event was excellent. It was quite a warm day in
Colton and the railroad supplied plenty of water and soft drinks.
Maintenance is extremely important for operating a safe railroad.
High rail trucks and larger crane trucks bring workers and materials to
and from the jobsite.
Below right demonstrates different materials used for ties, ie
creosoted wood, concrete and steel. Apparently, duct tape has an
important use in track structure, though I am not sure what for.
What's this peeking from between the equipment?
Colton Yard arranged for the UP 1996 locomtive to be present.
This is the third time I have seen this Southern Pacific heritage
painted locomotive. My favorite view of this unit is from Salt
Lake City Utah on June 30, 2007 parked on a wye track attached to
the other heritage engines.