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Delta Tour Saturday
Oct 20th, 2012
Event Host Dave &
Marilyn Engle
Photos by Susan Svilich and John Reese
.  Thanks Susan!  Thanks John!

After a nice drive along the levee roads to Rio Vista, we had lunch at the Foster's Big Horn,
then on to the Western Railway Museum near Suisun City.  A fun time was had by all.



"Parking" at McDonald's on Pocket Road, where our two groups met



Hangin' out in Rio Vista waiting for some excitement



Parking in in Rio Vista is no problem on a Saturday



An impressive sight, but...



John, Kathy, Sue, John, Kevin, Kathy, Gloria, Winston, Mary Lou, Glenn



Pete, Ann, Marilyn, Dave, Karen, Rick, Lavonne, Bob, Mary, Jon



Mikey, Patty, George, Marty, Dennis



Dennis & Marty leaving after lunch



It isn't a ghost town, just looks like on except for the Corvettes



Mikey & Patty leaving - Bye Patty



What a lineup!  Cook's, Graham's, somebody's red, Reese's yellow, etc.



Our destination for a tour back in time in Streetcar History



All of us except Susan who is behind the camera - Thanks Susan!



Part of the gang - it was a bit windy - Susan's in the plaid shirt



Spare parts!



We took a ride on a 101 year old street car from Berkeley
If you're good you can spot several CPCCers from the back



Mary & Bob in foreground, other familiar faces in among the crowd



Somehow I got the motorman to laugh



Marilyn & Dave, hosts of the run



Ann & Pete



Mary Lou & Glenn



Mary, Lavonne, Bob



Pete and Jon having fun in an old S.F. Muni streetcar




Susan & John taking a break in the depot waiting room


Some amusing streetcar ads follow


Ah yes, the doctor said smoking Lucky Strikes was GOOD for you



I remember this stuff, tasted pretty good too



Now really



Was a household name way back when - no CFLs on this streetcar




If you say so...



This is a "boat car" from Australia.  I remember seeing it cruise Market St. in San Fran in the 70's & 80's



Some not-so-pretty rolling stock housed here waiting for restoration



The Western Railway Museum is sited beside a very large wind farm - when built out could power the city of Fresno!
 Those arms are each ~100 feet long, and make one rotation ~every 5 seconds




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