Beginning at the end: December 19, 2014. Thanks to an email I received this afternoon from David Anzur, I learned that the 651 was shown in KFalls at 0700 this morning, awaiting transportation to their new owner (rumor has it it's Western Rail - WRIX - in Spokane). I got the email at 1630 and shot down to the yard as quick as I could. Unfortunately,
lighting wasn't good at all and all I had was my lousy smartphone for a camera, so the shots are quite disappointing to me but sometimes I gotta be thankful for even getting a picture at all! They still look good, albeit both are missing their horns.
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Official Ribbon Cutting and "Inaugural" Train
On Veterans Day, November 11, 2005, the Klamath County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Modoc Northern Railroad at the wye at Texum, a mile south of Union Pacific's Klamath Falls yard. The ceremony was attended by several dignitaries, including members of the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce, principals of the railroad, representatives of local government, customers and potential customers of the railroad as well as local news media.
The "inaugural" train consisted of Modoc Northern Railroad's General Electric B30-7 #7780 and B23-7 #1011, caboose #01480 (all resplendent in a new green, yellow and brown paint job), two borrowed passenger coaches and Union Pacific's C40-8 #9212. It arrived on the north leg of the wye after coming from UP's Klamath Falls yard and paused short of the Tingley Lane grade crossing to pose for pictures and stand by for the ribbon cutting.
Although the railroad had been in operation for several days with borrowed UP power, this marked the first trip that the Modoc Northern's locomotives were to make on the their new home rails.
The coordinates for Texum are N42 11.083 W121 46.330
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After the ribbon was cut, the train eased across Tingley lane and stopped clear of the crossing to board the guests.
Modoc Northern, continued on next page