Due to original recording: vertical scratches visible. Debris in camera gate visible.
[Monterey Peninsula Excursion / California Western‚Äôs Union Lumber Company Ten Mile Branch Excursion]
Contains moving images of two railroad excursions. The first portion of the film is a Southern Pacific rail-fan excursion on Mar 13, 1949 from Oakland to Pacific Grove / Asilomar by way of Niles and Milpitas. It was organized by the California National Railway Historical Society. Scenes include the brand-new California Zephyr equipment at the Oakland Mole prior to its inaugural run in only seven days, the Watsonville Junction Station and Engine Terminal, Monterey Station, Pacific Grove Station, and shots of the Pacific Ocean running on the now abandoned rail-line between Monterey and Pacific Grove. The second portion of the film is a rail-fan excursion over the California Western Railroad‚Äôs Union Lumber Company Ten Mile Branch, dated May 8th, 1949. The event was the last excursion over this line. The power for the excursion is California Western 2-6-2T #12 built by Baldwin in 1914. She is pulling her last excursion and possibly her last train since she was scrapped in early 1950. Behind her are aging coaches No. 44 and No 43, which are near the end of their service. No.43 was eventually donated to Travel Town Museum in Los Angeles for permanent display.
Written on container/reel: 200/73; Guido; California Western 100 feet; Monterey Peninsula 100 feet
1 Reel of 1
Black and White
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