So today, as I do EVERY night I work, I drove past the Arizona Railway Museum, but today, I saw white diesel smoke coming out of the yard. I pulled into their lot, ran in to hear the distinctive burble of a Baldwin diesel. I was offered the chance to climb up into the cab, and of course I took the chance, after about 15 minutes of enjoying the cab ride, I was informed that it was my turn next…scratch one off the list, I got to move Magma Arizona Railroad Baldwin DRS-6-6-1500 back and forth for about 5 minutes, it amazes me how easy it really is to operate a diesel locomotive in a yard in a controlled environment. Being in a working yard, or on the mainline would be a different experiance…I was a little kid again, even for just 5 minutes.
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I don’t normally comment on blogs.. But this is great blog! I just bookmarked your site.
thanks! Glad to see someone in Poland is interested in Arizona
Great site Bremner! And what luck for that ride in the Baldwin, if you see her again, take some pictures to share 🙂
Koos, will do. if you make it out to my area of the world, we can swing by the Museum. They are closing for the summer next month