[Weekend in the Sierra Pines Excursion / Opening of the San Francisco Maritime Museum]
Contains two films pertaining to trains. The first film features the ‚ÄúWeekend in the Sierra Pines‚Äù excursion, sponsored by Cal-Nevada and the Railway & Locomotive Historical Society, Pacific Coast Chapter. It was a two-day trip, running from Oakland to Quincy Jct. on May 5, 1951, behind Western Pacific 4-8-2 locomotive No. 179. On May 6, Western Pacific 2-6-6-2 locomotive No. 210 took the train from Keddie Jct. up the Highline to Clear Creek Junction, where passengers transferred for a ride behind the Almanor Railroad‚Äôs GE Center-cab 106. The second film features the Virginia & Truckee Railroad locomotive No. 21, the ‚ÄúJ.W. Bowker‚Äù, along with a UP Combine and Gondola car being prepared for their role in the opening of the San Francisco Maritime Museum. Shots include the train being unloaded from the Western Pacific car ferry, moving along the Embarcadero on the San Francisco Belt Railroad, servicing the locomotive, and the train hauling dignitaries in the opening day celebration on May 27, 1951.
Written on container/reel: WSF 200/79; Weekend in Sierra Pines 125 feet; Maritime 75 feet; Guido
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