Steam and Diesel: Quincy Railroad #2 and Western Pacific 918D

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Niles Canyon Railways' steam engine Quincy Railroad Company No. 2, an ALCO 2-6-2T built in 1924, and the Western Pacific 918-D, a 1950 built General Motors EMD F-7 Diesel share the tracks at Vallejo Mills near Sunol, California.
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Sycamore Trees Line Alameda Creek

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Sycamores trees line Alameda Creek after a winter storm as it flows through the Sunol Regional Wilderness near Sunol, California.
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Venting Steam

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Quincy Railroad No. 2 vents steam at the NCRy Sunol Depot. Built in 1924 by ALCO in Schenectady, NY, the Quincy Railroad No. 2 spent the first few years of its career hauling rock, concrete, and very large gasoline-powered shovels for the construction of the Bucks Ranch Dam from 1925 to 1927. No. 2 regularly pulled finished lumber and other freight for the Quincy Railroad until 1945 when it was relegated to standby status. In 1970 she was sold to the Iron Horse Railway in Hayward, CA and pulled excursion trains for the Castro Point Railway in Richmond through the 70's & 80's. The No.2 began operating for the Niles Canyon Railway in 1992, pulling passenger excursion trains on a regular schedule until it was put in the shop in August of 2000 for a major overhaul, returning to service on the NCRy in of June 2002.
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