Monday, July 27, 2015

Napa Valley Wine Train -- July 27, 2015

Sunday my wonderful wife and I took a nice ride on the Napa Valley Wine Train as a late anniversary celebration. We splurged and rode in the dome car. The service was good, the food was great and the scenery was beautiful. Here is a shot of Alco (Montreal Locomotive Works) FPA-4 73 backing onto the train at Saint Helena. They run two locomotives back-to-back from Napa to Saint Helena. Then the engines run around to the other end of the train for the return trip. The locomotives made the same Alco burbling noise as the SF Belt Line locomotives, but they don't belch big clouds of black smoke because they burn compressed natural gas.

More to come on my Park Trains and Tourist Trains page:

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