MNRR: 1011 at Canby, 650 at Road 70, and 3647 at Lakeview

 

October 30, 2008

 

By now, the 1011 had a traction motor burn out which seized an axle, putting the locomotive out of service on the siding at Canby, California.  That was the last time she would ever run for the Modoc Northern.  Sitting there, over time starting to be a victim of vandalization.  First it was her 5 chime horns...

 

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 First view of 650

 

Meanwhile, that same day, at County Road 70...  (map location)

The 650 is working hard to lift a loaded train over the crest of a slight grade with a curve to boot.

 

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And in Lakeview,

3647 quietly sits out the Thursday afternoon at the engine house.  (Map location)

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