The Santa Cruz and Monterey Bay Railway takes the Train To Christmas Town passengers on a Christmas slough ride through Harkins Slough.
Former Spirit of Washington Dinner Train F9PHA #82 (now painted in vintage Iowa Pacific colors) leads the Santa Cruz Branchline Inagural Train through Santa Cruz as it crosses a trestle bridge.
Former Spirit of Washington Dinner Train F9PHA #84 (seen here still painted in Spirit of Washington Dinner Train colors) leads the Santa Cruz & Monterey Bay Railway Inagural Train on an amazing su... (more)
Iowa Pacific F9PHA #82 is former WCRC 82 from the Spirit of Washington Dinner Train. She now serves on the former Santa Cruz Branchline in Santa Cruz, CA as Iowa Pacific F9PHA #82. Here, #82 leads... (more)
Iowa Pacific F9PHA #82 is former WCRC 82 from the Spirit of Washington Dinner Train. She now serves on the former Santa Cruz Branchline in Santa Cruz, CA as Iowa Pacific F9PHA #82. Here, #82 sits ... (more)
After wying some passenger cars for the Christmas train, 1101 and 1102 sneak their way down Walker Street
Even in the rain, there is nothing like street running with F-units! A few degrees colder and it would have been closer to snowing....back when I first started regular photography in the 80's, I ... (more)
Departing the boardwalk beachside, with a friend standing by...
Departing the boardwalk beachside with a misty rain...just a tad bit colder and it would have been snow!
"Preview" service for the new kid in town (Iowa Pacific) in the form of "Train To Christmastown" departs the boardwalk for points west. 1101 was briefly painted with its former WCRC/MARC #82 (nee... (more)
Pulling away from the Santa Cruz Boardwalk and passing the famed Casino and Coconut Grove and heading to "Christmas Town". In the past 80 years little has changed except the trains themselves. Th... (more)
Looking more like the rainforests in northern Australia than the coast of sunny California, a freshly painted F-unit wanders north towards Santa Cruz on the newly acquired branch line.
A day old coat of paint adorns this MARC re-built F9PH as the public ownership ribbon cutting ceremony train rumbles over the bridge, just south of the famous Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk "In... (more)