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Fillmore Railfest, March 29, 2009


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Updated may 10:A visit to the Filmore Depot on May 10 found EMD GP35 #3501 preparing to pull a passenger train from the station.

Fillmore and Western Railroad EMD GP35 #3501 Fillmore and Western Railroad EMD GP35 #3501 idles alongside the Fillmore Depot.

Fillmore and Western Railroad EMD GP35 #3501 GP35 #3501

Fillmore and Western Railroad EMD GP35 #3501 GP35 #3501

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Fillmore hosted Railfest 2009 over the weekend of March 28 - 29. The Sespe #1 0-4-0 steam engine was running on live steam for the first time in years. A pair of EMG F7 diesels pulled an excursion train on runs to Santa Paula. A Metrolink train pulled by a MotivePower MPXpress locomotive was on display. They demonstrated the operation of the Canadian turntable. A miniature live steam 2-4-0 locomotive made runs along a short stretch of scale tracki.

Sespe #1 0-4-0 on Turntable, Fillmore, March 29, 2009 Sespe #1 0-4-0 on the Canadian turntable.

Speeder, Fillmore, March 29, 2009 Speeder rides were popular with the crowd.

Sespe #1 0-4-0, Fillmore, March 29, 2009 Sespe #1 0-4-0 backing off the turntable.

Metrolink MotivePower MPXpress #897, Fillmore, March 29, 2009 Metrolink MotivePower MPXpress #897

Speeder, Fillmore, March 29, 2009 Speeder

Fillmore, March 29, 2009 Sespe #1 0-4-0

Sespe 1 0-4-0, Fillmore, March 29, 2009 Sespe #1 0-4-0

Miniature live steam Eureka KT 2-4-0, Fillmore, March 29, 2009 Miniature live steam 1/8-scale Eureka MKT 2-6-0 from 1870. It is eight feet long and weighs 378 pounds.

Fillmore & Western EMD F7 #101, Fillmore, March 29, 2009 Fillmore & Western EMD F7 #101 on the east end of the excursion train after returning from Santa Paula.

Fillmore & Western EMD F7 #100, Fillmore, March 29, 2009 Fillmore & Western EMD F7 #100 and #101 move to the west end of the train to pull it to Santa Paula on another excursion.

Fillmore & Western EMD F7 #101 and Metrolink MotivePower MPXpress #897, Fillmore, March 29, 2009 Fillmore & Western EMD F7 #101 and Metrolink MotivePower MPXpress #897.

Fillmore & Western EMD F7 #100 and Sespe #1 0-4-0, Fillmore, March 29, 2009 Sespe #1 0-4-0 waits on a siding as Fillmore & Western EMD F7 #100 and #101 pull the excursion train out of the station.

Fillmore & Western EMD F7 #100 and Sespe #1 0-4-0, Fillmore, March 29, 2009 Fillmore & Western EMD F7 #100 and Sespe #1 0-4-0

Fillmore & Western EMD F7 #100 and #101, Fillmore, March 29, 2009 Fillmore & Western EMD F7 #100 and #101

Fillmore & Western EMD F7 #101 and #100, Fillmore, March 29, 2009 Fillmore & Western EMD F7 #101 and #100

Sespe #1 0-4-0, Fillmore, March 29, 2009 Sespe #1 0-4-0 blows off excess steam pressure while waiting to make a run.

Sespe #1 0-4-0, Fillmore, March 29, 2009 Sespe #1 0-4-0 follows the excursion train out of the station.




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