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Modoc Northern Railroad

In Review: A Day on the Modoc Northern

On March 3, 2007 I was invited to ride along on a run from Tule Lake to Klamath Falls and return.  It was a long, and most enjoyable day.   Click the images to see a larger version.

Arriving at Tulelake. The 700 and her train are waiting for us north of the Main St. crossing where they had been tied down the night before. That's my son-in-law, Trevor VanLeuven, today's Conductor. Arriving at Tulelake early in the morning.  The 700 and her train are waiting for us north of the Main St. crossing where they had been tied down the night before.  That's my son-in-law, Trevor VanLeuven, today's Conductor.
Trevor discusses the day's work with the Engineer. The blue flag on the front coupler of the 1011 indicates it is currently being worked on and is not to be moved. Trevor discusses the day's work with the Engineer.  The blue flag on the front coupler of the 1011 indicates it is currently being worked on and is not to be moved.
In the train office, Trevor calls the dispatcher and reviews today's paperwork and orders. In the train office, Trevor calls the dispatcher and reviews today's paperwork and orders.
While the crew goes about getting things ready to go, I wander a bit and take a few random photos. While the crew goes about getting things ready to go, I wander a bit and take a few random photos.
Belt-driven generator on the caboose. Belt-driven generator on the caboose.
The caboose's service data plates. The caboose's service data plates.
1011 idles on the house track, waiting to be coupled onto the head end of our train. 1011 idles on the house track, waiting to be coupled onto the head end of our train.
The 1011 has been idling through the night, and its air dryer has made a little crater. The 1011 has been idling through the night, and her air dryer has made a little cinder crater.
MNRR's mechanic working on the sander pipe. MNRR's mechanic working on the sander pipe.
A crew consultation. A crew consultation.
Checking the oil in the 700 Checking the oil in the 700.
The sand boxes on the 700 are filled. The train has been backed into the Tule Lake yard to add the 1011 onto the point.  The sand boxes on the 700 are filled.
The 1011 is about to pull ahead onto the main. The 1011 is about to pull ahead onto the main.
Getting ready to move. Getting ready to move.
Approaching Main St. crossing. 1011 approaching Main St. crossing.
1011 on the main 1011 on the main.
The 700 awaits with rest of the train The 700 awaits with rest of the train.

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