Beautiful, love the vertical format of the 3757 shot, thanks John, and
thank you Chard!
I have dupes of these but never get tired of looking at them.
From: JThomp1945 <JThomp1945@...
To: CAJON <CAJON@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Fri, Mar 2, 2012 4:08 pm
Subject: [CAJON] Images of Victorville Railroading [2 Attachments]
Attached are a couple more images from Ebay slides. We've seen these
before, but they are a couple of my favorites, as they show good
details of some Victorville structures. Chard Walker shot these while
he was working in Victorville, and they were in one of the Tom
Gildersleeve slide sets. I just looked them up, and they were in set
The first one shows the buildings near the water tanks in Victorville.
The main building shown is the home of the section foreman, Mr. Ivy.
And then there's ATSF 2-10-2 #3893, heading west on Dec. 12, 1948.
This was eBay item 310380958089.
The other one shows ATSF 4-8-4 #3757 with 2nd 23 (the Grand Canyon)
heading west out of Victorville on Dec. 23, 1949. 3757 was one of the
three 3751-class engines that were never fully modernized and retained
the top-mounted feedwater heater (the other two were 3753 and 3756). I
like this shot because it has a good view of the derrick behind the
Texas Quarries building, also seen in this photo. This was eBay item