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August 2009 Free-Mo Set-up at the San Bernardino Station

Images from the Free-mo set-up in the waiting room at the historic Santa Fe Station in San Bernardino, California, August 1-2, 2009. The Station is adjacent to BNSF's transcontinental mainline, and is the eastern terminus for Southern California's Metrolink commuter train service.

Module contributors at this get together include members from Free-mo_LA, Free-mo SLO, NorCal Free-mo, SouthWest Free-mo, and Wasatch Free-mo.

Photos by Robert Forsstrom. Any corrections and comments welcomed.

For more photos from the weekend's setup check out Brian Kreimendahl's images at...
http://www.pbase.com/intermodal/2009_san_bernardino

Also, more great images from Free-mo Los Angeles member Dan Risdon can be viewed here...
http://picasaweb.google.com/drisdon/08022009_FreeMo_SanBerdoo#

Finally more photos from the weekend from NorCal Free-mo's Jere Ingram...
http://www.pbase.com/jere_ingram/san_bernardino_freemo_set_up_&page=all
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ATSF's San Bernardino Station
ATSF's San Bernardino Station
The warm sunset on the depot's north face.
The warm sunset on the depot's north face.
The Road Map
The Road Map
Free-mo about to take over the Amtrak waiting area.
Free-mo about to take over the Amtrak waiting area.
The waiting benches were wheeled outside for the weekend.
The waiting benches were wheeled outside for the weekend.
And here we go...
And here we go...
Modules from Utah have arrived!
Modules from Utah have arrived!
Beginning rough placement of the modules...
Beginning rough placement of the modules...
Looking down the 35 foot Watsonville/Mojave Yard combo.
Looking down the 35 foot Watsonville/Mojave Yard combo.
Setting up Sterling Moore's Mounds return balloon from Wasatch Free-mo.
Setting up Sterling Moore's Mounds return balloon from Wasatch Free-mo.
Shaky view of the mods coming into alignment.
Shaky view of the mods coming into alignment.
All-together-now...
All-together-now...
More of the entrance to Mojave Yard, track 'kinks' were corrected before we ran...
More of the entrance to Mojave Yard, track 'kinks' were corrected before we ran...
Signal checks at Sphynx...
Signal checks at Sphynx...
More Sphynx signals, Dan Risdon's Pixley, and SW Free-mo modules.
More Sphynx signals, Dan Risdon's Pixley, and SW Free-mo modules.
Chaffee/Bean curve modules...
Chaffee/Bean curve modules...
Sunlight on fresh static grass.
Sunlight on fresh static grass.
I'm a sucker for natural light...
I'm a sucker for natural light...
Where are the Cows!?
Where are the Cows!?
Piru and Hearst modules...
Piru and Hearst modules...
More Piru, Duplainville, and Whitehorse modules...
More Piru, Duplainville, and Whitehorse modules...
Wells Creek into Mounds...
Wells Creek into Mounds...
Hearst Creek and Overpass modules...
Hearst Creek and Overpass modules...
Mounds to Sphinx, over 50 ft of straight line. More photos to be added on Sat. night.
Mounds to Sphinx, over 50 ft of straight line. More photos to be added on Sat. night.
Saturday operation on the layout!
Saturday operation on the layout!
Pigs round the curves.
Pigs round the curves.
BNSF & SP power waiting in the Mojave Yard.
BNSF & SP power waiting in the Mojave Yard.
Dan Risdon's DRGW cabbie.
Dan Risdon's DRGW cabbie.
Bud Rogers' Whitehorse modules from the McCloud Rwy
Bud Rogers' Whitehorse modules from the McCloud Rwy
Gary Green's ATSF Fast-mail
Gary Green's ATSF Fast-mail
Gary Green's ATSF Fast-mail
Gary Green's ATSF Fast-mail
New ExactRail Autoflood coal hopps! www.exactrail.com
New ExactRail Autoflood coal hopps! www.exactrail.com
New ExactRail Autoflood coal hopps! www.exactrail.com
New ExactRail Autoflood coal hopps! www.exactrail.com
My AC power selected for the maiden coal drag. Thank You Blaine!
My AC power selected for the maiden coal drag. Thank You Blaine!
Gary Green's awesome ATSF PAs.
Gary Green's awesome ATSF PAs.
SP Elephant ears abound.
SP Elephant ears abound.
Dan Risdon's SP lashup.
Dan Risdon's SP lashup.
Blaine Hadfield's classic UP power.
Blaine Hadfield's classic UP power.
BNSF stack train at Pixley.
BNSF stack train at Pixley.
More classic UP power at Mojave.
More classic UP power at Mojave.
BNSF 808 ready to depart Watsonville Yard.
BNSF 808 ready to depart Watsonville Yard.
Eclectic power in the yard.
Eclectic power in the yard.
UP/SP AC power waiting for a coal train on Sterling Moore's modules.
UP/SP AC power waiting for a coal train on Sterling Moore's modules.
ATSF 3751 is back home at San Berdoo.
ATSF 3751 is back home at San Berdoo.
The ATSF PA's out on the mainline.
The ATSF PA's out on the mainline.
Kevin Hughes BNSF power.
Kevin Hughes BNSF power.
Filling up at Mounds.
Filling up at Mounds.
Chris Palomarez's SP lash-up for a reefer train.
Chris Palomarez's SP lash-up for a reefer train.
Tim Runnel's SP set waiting in the hole.
Tim Runnel's SP set waiting in the hole.
Sterling Moore's SD40-2s.
Sterling Moore's SD40-2s.
Mike Nelson's California Zephyr.
Mike Nelson's California Zephyr.
WP power for the day's CZ.
WP power for the day's CZ.
Gary Green's ATSF F-units on the Shandin loop.
Gary Green's ATSF F-units on the Shandin loop.
Classic warbonnet nose.
Classic warbonnet nose.
Rusty boxcar in the grass.
Rusty boxcar in the grass.
Bud Rogers' SP chip cars at Whitehorse.
Bud Rogers' SP chip cars at Whitehorse.
Passing the elevator on Kevin Hughes' SW Free-mo modules.
Passing the elevator on Kevin Hughes' SW Free-mo modules.
Kevin Hughes' BNSF hoppers.
Kevin Hughes' BNSF hoppers.
Huhges' BNSF power on the other end of the siding.
Huhges' BNSF power on the other end of the siding.
Three tracks full at Kevin Hughes' Thoreau modules...
Three tracks full at Kevin Hughes' Thoreau modules...
Dan Risdon's Cal Dairies warehouse.
Dan Risdon's Cal Dairies warehouse.
Sterling Moore's intermodal train standing by...
Sterling Moore's intermodal train standing by...
Passenger trains can wait, we need those fresh strawberries!
Passenger trains can wait, we need those fresh strawberries!
The CZ at Shandin.
The CZ at Shandin.
Passing SP freights at Watsonville Yard.
Passing SP freights at Watsonville Yard.
Two cowl units awkward meet.
Two cowl units awkward meet.
Robert Forsstrom's MRL train ready to depart Mojave Yard.
Robert Forsstrom's MRL train ready to depart Mojave Yard.
Overview of the whole yard.
Overview of the whole yard.
Sterling Moore's BNSF coal train entering Watsonville Yard.
Sterling Moore's BNSF coal train entering Watsonville Yard.
More BNSF power for the coal train.
More BNSF power for the coal train.
Weathered freight cars at Jere Ingram's Hearst.
Weathered freight cars at Jere Ingram's Hearst.
Pacing the MRL 391.
Pacing the MRL 391.
Donnell Wells' BN SD60M.
Donnell Wells' BN SD60M.
MRL freight around Shandin.
MRL freight around Shandin.
Chris P's SP power over Piru...
Chris P's SP power over Piru...
Chris P's SP power now through Whitehorse.
Chris P's SP power now through Whitehorse.
MRL EMDs at Martin Young's Duplainville, WI module.
MRL EMDs at Martin Young's Duplainville, WI module.
MRL Freight heading back into Hearst.
MRL Freight heading back into Hearst.
Sunday evening's tear-down...
Sunday evening's tear-down...
Sunday evening's tear-down...
Sunday evening's tear-down...
Pulling bridge rails...
Pulling bridge rails...
Sunday evening's tear-down...
Sunday evening's tear-down...
Putting the trees away at Shandin.
Putting the trees away at Shandin.
Whitehorse has been logged for lumber too...
Whitehorse has been logged for lumber too...
Sunday evening's tear-down...
Sunday evening's tear-down...
Sunday evening's tear-down...
Sunday evening's tear-down...
Missing a few pieces...
Missing a few pieces...
Almost there...
Almost there...
Mounds ready for packing...
Mounds ready for packing...
That's all folks! See you next time!
That's all folks! See you next time!
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