Just after seeing the four old boxcars, I saw what looked like a steam engine. I approached and to my surprise it was two very old rusty Santa Fe steam engines, along with two very old freight cars, sitting on a siding. I call this train the "zombie train" because the engines and cars are still there, and could be moved, but they would not really be doing anything themselves.
The poor engine
Ahhhh zombie locos
WHERE DID YOU FIND THIS?!?!?!? THAT'S SO AWESOME (and sad), I WANT TO SEE IT MYSELF WITH MY VERY OWN EYES!!!!
There is a footpath/jogging trail on the east side of the Sacramento River, which goes down from Old Town to around the California Auto Museum, and runs parallel to the railway. Just north of the I-305/US-50 overpass, you will see the "zombie train" sitting on a siding.
The rust and dirt adds a lot of character. You can almost feel their desire to roar to life once more.
PARTS, PAARTS is what a Zombie steamer sounds like
"Oh this whole towns on Meth!"
Great catch! Loves it!
nice shot, just shows that once we could build things that last
They can tow these away, right?
I am sure they can, and I hope they at least put them under a roof, because there may not be much engine left to restore if they keep them outside for too long.
The 4-8-4 is planning to be rebuilt after ATSF 2925 by some enthusiasts in Albuquerque
nice catch i love them.
I'd like to see if they'd fire them at that moment and see what it do! I'd bet it wouldn't move the gear is probably jamed and the boiler has holes
They are owned by the California State Railroad Museum, they supposedly want to restore them cosmetically, but nothing is going to be done until the Sacramento Shop Complex is made into a new museum. Still great pic.
Solid (but eerie) shot! Hope they get restored, or at least painted for a static display.
I took this picture a month ago. Maybe they shunted them out of the way to prepare for the spring and summer tourist trains.
Are those #2926 and #5000?
over 70 (almost 80 in some circumstances) and still there standing tall. Why can't we build machines like we used to; not for show, but to last.
Wow very nice