2012 Aptos BarnBQ
GARY M. GREEN

 

The Layout

High-Level El Capitan

Super Chief

1960s Freight

1940s Steam

M-181

Miscellaneous



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Railfanning the BarnBQ Free-mo Setup
September 1-3, 2012

The layout at the 2012 BarnBQ may be the smallest fully functional Free-mo layout
in the world.  The photos here are taken as a train fan might have taken them.
While only Santa Fe trains are shown here, the layout also saw trains of the
Southern Pacific, Burlington Northern, Spokane, Portland and Seattle and Canadian Pacific.

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The Layout


The barn in Aptos, CA


The layout plan


The layout from Mojave Yard


The layout from Shandin Loop
High-Level El Capitan

A 1960s El Capitan running as a separate section of the Super Chief/El Capitan


Leaving Mojave Yard


Entering Lambert


Approaching Shandin


Leaving Shandin Junction


Red signals 


Continuing around the loop 


Approaching Shandin station


Passing Shandin station
Super Chief

A 1950s Super Chief


Mojave Yard and Lambert
 

Shandin Station
 

MSS demo:  Clear blocks ahead
 

MSS demo:  Block now occupied
 

Regal River
 

Through Shandin Junction
 

Shandin and Lambert
 

Heading to Mojave Yard
Early 1960s freight

Led by a quartet of GP-30s
 

Leaving Mojave Yard
 

Passing Shandin Junction
 

Approaching Shandin station
 

Entering Mojave Yard
A 1940s era peddler freight

Led by ATSF 3187, a 2-8-2
   

Caboose hop on the cutoff
 

Returning with some reefers
 
M-181, Shandin views
 

M-181 and baggage car
 

Toward Shandin Junction
 

Shandin office
 

C&J Smith packing house
Miscellaneous views