January 8, 2005 saw the completion of a journey, started 18 years
earlier, of some of the PLA's equipment to the Niles Canyon
Railway. Twenty Two locomotives and cars moved on their own
wheels from the old Oakland Army Base to Hearst siding, the PLA's new
connection to the Union Pacific Railroad and the outside world.
We were able to use our own motive power for the move and long time
member Lou Bradas was the engineer. Ryan Martin, a friend and
excellent photographer, gave me permission to
post the contents of his submissions about the move to
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