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The Pacific Locomotive Association has been collecting rare and unusual railroad equipment since the early 1960s in an effort to preserve our Pacific Coast railroad history for the enjoyment of future generations.
Thanks to the assistance of the Union Pacific Railroad, January 8, 2005
saw almost all of our collection come together at the Niles Canyon Railway.
Completing a journey that began 18 years earlier, 22 locomotives and cars traveled to Niles
Canyon from the old Oakland Army Base via Hearst siding, our rail connection to the
outside world that was completed in September, 2004.
We were able to use our own motive power for the move, and long-time member Lou Bradas was
the engineer. You can see many interesting pieces of this collection when you visit the
Niles Canyon Railway.
JUN 2010 (MS Word)
JUN 2010 (PDF)