Spring 2011

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Alyssa and friends keeping warm around the kitchen campfire. The cold, snowy and rainy Spring of 2011 dragged all the way through much of May.

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A clear winner in the "Easter Beer Can Hunt" at Black Butte!

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Our first event of the Spring was hosting an opening for the "Resourced" Art Show of the Just Seeds Art Collective

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Our PFE reefer ready for the "Resourced" art show.

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"Resourced" Art Show Opening

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Later in the evening "Crackbox" a band from New Orleans, played in our boxcar.

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Minneapolis-based band "Dark Dark Dark" playing a late April boxcar show at Black Butte.

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Despite the unseasonably cold weather, our late April music show, which also included "Why Are We Building Such a Big Ship?" and "Y La Bamba", attracted a good crowd.

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Get to work! Project list for our annual Spring Music and Work Party held in mid-May.

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Get your beans!

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Our new caboose, BN #10772, arrives from McCloud just as a southbound UP freight passes by out on the mainline.

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The BN caboose move crew the Carlton Crane guys, our friends and supporters and our widely-feared pack of watch dogs celebrate the arrival of BN #10772.

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Musicians playing old time railroad tunes gathered at Black Butte and then made an appearance at Dunsmuir Railroad Days and the "Foamin' in the Pines" railfan gathering in the Sacramento River canyon at Sims campground.

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"The Bindlestiffs" playing the boxcar on Dunsmuir RR Days weekend.

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Getting a music lesson. They'll probably be headlining our shows in a few years...

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An epic "dog vs. dog" struggle at milepost 347.5.
(photo by Ben Daniels, used by permission)