Volume 2 of the series heads out west for a variety of early diesels still running in 1989 to 1999. First we visit California and the Trona Railroad with rare Baldwin AS616’s in the California Desert region. These units no longer operate on this line. Next we see switching operations in Council Bluffs, Iowa with older BN and Chicago Central units (GP10, etc). The Chicago Central unit puts on a nice show. Then there is a cameo appearance of ex CN SW1200 on the Alberta Prairie Railroad in Canada, followed by a nice segment on the Apache Railway in Arizona. This shortline runs from Snowflake to the BNSF connection at Holbrook and usually runs trios of Alco 420’s, which we see in operation during our visit in 1991.
Next we see a 44-ton center-cab Davenport on the Heber Valley Railroad in some great scenery during 1994. Next we see rare C415 Alco’s on the Spirit of Oregon Dinner train which no longer operates. These units are now at the Mt. Hood Railroad. We also visited Mt. Hood in 1995 and at that time shot a GP(ex SP) running rare mixed trains on this scenic route that connects with the Union Pacific at Hood River, Oregon. Finally we visit the Santa Fe Southern for GP9 action on this ex Santa Fe Railroad line from Lamy to Santa Fe. The Santa Fe Southern offers passenger service and freight service with some trains being mixed trains. All shot on video with live train sounds.