Orange Empire Railway Museum 2008-05



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Jack and Karl on an electric street car
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Jack and Karl on an electric street car
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Karl on an electric street car
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Karl on an electric street car
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Railroad car awaiting restoration. This isn't even on wheels & track.
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Railroad car awaiting restoration. This isn't even on wheels & track.
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Cabooses awaiting restoration.
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Very old box car awaiting restoration.
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Jack pointing out a politically incorrect choice names for a truck's engine.
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An electric switch engine
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Jack and Karl figuring out which building to see next.
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Karl posing for me.
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Restored
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An assortment of full gauge (3' 6") stuff. (Everything is full gauge, I think, unless I know otherwise.)
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A couple of Air Force and Navy surplus items. This museum works without government funding or aid, except for a few donations like this.
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Karl
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Karl
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This was restored inside and out.
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This was restored inside and out.
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Awesome, huh.
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One of Karl's nicknames is "SteamHogger". He is an engineer for Union Pacific and is certified for steam engines.
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1922
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A mail bag snatcher.
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A mail bag snatcher.
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Inside a Pullman car.
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This car has a small post office on it. I think this car was half baggage & post office and half seating.
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This car has a small post office on it. I think this car was half baggage & post office and half seating.
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This car is ALL post office.
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This car is ALL post office.
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I have a thing for tracks and switches.
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One of the volunteers who works on restoration.
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Jack has a term "chitterfest'. That's was he calls it when two railroad enthusiasts start talking.
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The museum is a big place with lots of buildings.
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This is called a "saddleback" steamer.
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More track and switches.
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Track and switches for normal and narrow gauge, where they share one of the rails.
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Thomas the Tank Engine.
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Thomas the Tank Engine.
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On a short ride down the track.
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On a short ride down the track.
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On a short ride down the track.
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This is a narrow guage engine.
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This is a narrow guage engine.
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Karl says that even though this a volunteer operation and a museum, all the federal regulations must be followed, Grizzly Flats is a licened railroad. (Narrow guage)
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The "Emma Nevada" is named for a popular opera singer in the west in the 1800's.
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We were told that in this time period, the engineers painted their own engines. This engineer was a big fan of the opera singer "Emma Nevada"
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We were told that in this time period, the engineers painted their own engines. This engineer was a big fan of the opera singer "Emma Nevada"
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A hand-operated turntable
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