Just like Huell mentions at the start of this 2003 episode of Visiting, I’ve been to the Orange Empire Railway Museum too, “years and years ago.” My visit was back in June 1982; but even then this museum — now known as the Southern California Railway Museum — in Perris, California, was well established. It was started in 1958 and […]
This episode of California’s Gold from 2003 features two very special old barns. The Octagon Barn in San Luis Obispo has been given a brand new life; while the restoration efforts were well underway at the time of Huell’s visit, the work continued on the barn and surrounding buildings for the next 16 years and finally opened to the public […]
My entry for Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week.
It was only about four years ago that I first visited the California State Railroad Museum. It really is a great place to explore, and after watching this episode of California’s Golden Parks, I think I’m about due for another visit. It’s clear from Huell’s conversations with the docents that they truly love working in the museum, sharing their knowledge […]
Two of my favorite subjects, Yosemite and trains, feature in today’s episode of California’s Gold. Huell absolutely loved riding on old trains, and the scenery is of course spectacular. I found it especially interesting that at the time this episode was filmed, the forest the train travels through was no more than 70 years old — having been entirely clear […]
Anyone who knows me knows I absolutely love trains, and I have longed to ride the Skunk Train between Fort Bragg and Willets ever since the first time I visited Fort Bragg as a child. Sadly, an excursion on the California Western Railroad is still on my to-do list — but since the Skunk Train is so popular and well-known, […]
My entry for Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week: Anything With Engines or Motors.