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Thursday, June 28, 2012

New poll...Different format

A new poll has been added. However, this poll is different from other polls for three reasons. One of them you can probably see right off the bat. There are three choices instead of the usual four. Anybody notice anything else unusual? The boxes are square, meaning you may pick one, two, or all three of the choices. The third reason is impossible to see, but it's the reason I made it so you can select multiple answers. There is a possibility that we will only do first place, but there is a possibility we will do all three. It all depends on the number of days available:

One day available: We only do first place
Two days available: We do first and second place.
Three days available: We do all three.

Poll ends next Sunday the 8th at midnight CST.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Oh, and one more thing...

To people who ask to themselves "why hasn't he posted Trainz stuff in over a year?" I moved everything to Trainztalk, my blog devoted to Trainz. Well, I posted this to say that I am re-creating Lane-Seaside.

Some June California pics

Now here!

A UP track inspection car at Cajon.

A camera test photo after my first piece of crap tripod fell over.

A UP manifest on the Palmdale Cutoff at Swarthout Canyon.

Now we enter Fullerton... 6/8/12
The Amtrak Southwest Chief #4 waits to depart Fullerton:

Now Downtown San Diego(6/10/12):
Amtrak Cabbage unit 90208 soon to lead the amfleets out of San Diego

P42DC 84 on the other end...

Now Oceanside(6/11/12):
Coaster F40PH 2105 is getting ready to lead this...

METROLINK out of Oceanside?!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

The past two days.

Yesterday, was a day in Riverside where I tested lots of stuff(my camera and tripod were just two of the things). It was a slow day after we saw the first three freights in 30 minutes.

This morning, we spent an hour in Pomona. We saw a total of four trains, one Metrolink, and three UP freights(one on the LA Sub, two on the Alhambra Sub).

Tomorrow is Cajon Pass, Friday is Fullerton, and the weekend is Carlsbad. Be back tomorrow!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Three days left now!!!

Yup, here is the final itinerary:

Tuesday: Our first day there. I will try to post an update when we are there and in the car. We might do Riverside if our moods are up, to test the new camera(pics of it to come later in the day).

Wednesday: Train-free day, will be spending time with family.

Thursday: Cajon Pass: Will do Cajon Station and/or Hill 582. The most dangerous trip, gotta look out for rattlesnakes! :D

Friday: FULLERTON!!! Fullerton on a Friday, great for trains, and railfans.

Saturday: Our train ride to Carlsbad from Riverside. We will be taking the Metrolink on this day. I will take video when we get to the scenic parts of the ride. In the afternoon, we might railfan at the Carlsbad Village platform if time allows.

Sunday: Nothing too much. May go to the station if time allows.

Monday: Our train ride back to Riverside in the afternoon. Will railfan the platform beforehand that day. This will conclude my 2012 June California trip.