For a day at least, that old clickety-clack is back
It was one of those situations where you see something, look away and then look back to see if what you thought you saw was really there. It was – a passenger train taking the curve beneath the Highway 210 bridge west of Orrick. The single Burlington-Northern Santa Fe locomotive pulled seven pullman cars, each with its own name like the William Barstow Strong car. (Strong was a late 19th Century railroad industrialist). The passenger trains are used to carry BNSF employees who perform tests on the railroad’s track, and occasionally for excursions to reward BNSF employees and mark special occasions.
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