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Western Pacific Tesla Branch Excursion, 1953

In 1953, Fred rode the R&LHS / Cal-Nev RR Hist. Soc. excursion from Oakland to Teekay, the end of the Telsa Branch at the time.

The excursion brochure image is from the Western Railway Museum Archives, courtesy of Evan Werkema.

The captions above the photos are Fred's.

WP 94 at Terminous 4-26-53

WP 94 at Terminous

#94's motion work, Carbona

Packing shed spurs at Carbona on WP

California Zephyr of WP comes thru Carbona as excursion special crowd takes pictures. Traveling as fast as blur indicates.

Eng. 26, Stockton WP Roundhouse, April 1953. All steam retired.

329 Mikado, Stockton. Retired

165, Stockton. Retired.

94 takes water at Stockton. Car WP 652 observation.

End of Tesla Branch at Teekay. Eng 63, cars WP105, SP 10503

WP observation car #105 end of Tesla branch at Teekay

WP 63 at Teekay

WP 63 at Teekay.