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Digger Creek and Northern Railroad

We began building the Digger Creek and Northern Railroad in the local Botanical Gardens in October of 2009. By Thanksgiving 2009 we had 190 feet of track running. Click here to see the hand drawn layout. We held a Christmas Show in December of 2009 and ran trains continuously for 12 days through rain and hail (and occasional sunshine) to the delight of children aged 3 through 93. We demolished the railroad in February 2010. We conservatively estimate that some 12,000 people saw live steam and solar powered trains operating. The movies below give you some idea of the fun we had and the enjoyment we gave to our visitors. You can also click here for an ebook full of photos of visitors enjoying our layout! A pdf version can be downloaded adobe pdf here

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2-8-8-2 mallet with largest consist run on track
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2-8-8-2 mallet with passenger consist rounding Pomo Bluffs
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2-8-8-2 mallet with passenger consist rounding Tadlock Grove
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2-8-8-2 moving out of logging camp siding
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2-8-8-2 rounding Tadlock Grove
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2-8-8-2 stopping in lumber camp siding and being passed by Phil's diesel
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Basil's 2-6-6-2 crossing the Pudding Creek and Virgin Creek trestles
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Basil's 2-6-6-2 mallet crossing the A-Frame bridge
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Camera on top of train
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Dan's 0-4-0 Porter rounding Pomo Bluffs
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Dan's 2-6-6-2 mallet passing the lumber camp
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Dan's Pacific rounding Pomo Bluffs
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Dan's steam 2-6-0 lighting up
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Dan's steam 2-6-0 crossing the Pudding Creek Trestle
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Dan's steam USRA 0-6-0 crossing the Howe Truss Bridge
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Dan's steam USRA 0-6-0 crossing Pudding Creek and Howe Truss Bridge
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Dan's steam USRA 0-6-0 crossing Pudding Creek Trestle
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Dan's Steam USRA 0-6-0 on its first ever run
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Dan's steam USRA 0-6-0 passing the A-Frame bridge and rounding Tadlock Grove
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Dan's steam USRA 0-6-0 passing the lumber camp
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Dan's steam USRA 0-6-0 passing through tunnel 1 and crashing
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Dan's steam USRA 0-6-0 passing through tunnel 1 safely
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Dan's steam USRA 0-6-0 rounding Tadlock Grove
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Dan's steam USRA 0-6-0 steaming up for the first time
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Doodlebug passing 2-8-8-2 waiting in lumber camp siding
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Falk crossing Virgin Creek trestle
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Falk passing 2-8-8-2 in logging camp siding
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Haven's 0-4-0 passing 2-8-8-2 in logging camp siding
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Haven's 2-6-0 electric rounding Tadlock Grove
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Haven's 2-6-0 passing through the lumber camp
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M-100 Railbus rounding Pomo Bluffs
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Mikado with passenger consist crossing Pudding Creek trestle
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Mikado with full passenger consist passing lumber camp
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Phil's diesel with long consist passing 2-8-8-2 in logging camp siding
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White Pass 4-6-0 rounding Pomo Bluffs with freight consist
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White Pass 4-6-0 passing by lumber camp
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White Pass 4-6-0 passing over Virgin Creek trestle
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White Pass 4-6-0 passing through lumber camp siding
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White Pass 4-6-0 rounding Pomo Bluffs with passenger consist
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White Pass 4-6-0 rounding Tadlock Grove