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RailFest 2005
July 10, 2005

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An O-gauge Fresno depot.

Engineers get instructions for the day.

Lionel reproductions of 1912-1916 Lionel race cars. Even the railing on this platform is circa 1913.

The race cars depict an actual race that took place in Sioux City, Iowa on July 11, 1913. Barney Oldfield drove the Maxwell #8, and Edward V. Rickenbacker drove the Duesenberg #9. The original Lionel set was a simple oval.

SMVRHM folks set up the store table for the day.

The Fresno depot.

A Southern Pacific Daylight loco passes a consist of Pacific Fruit Express (PFE) boxcars.

And they're off!...

The little one on the right was blowing the whistle.
SMVRHM-member Ken Kelley held the 13th annual RailFest fundraiser for the Santa Ynez Valley Humane Society at his outdoor Lionel O-gauge Santa Ynez Valley Redwood Railway (SYVRRy) and Great Train Room.

Union Pacific diesels with containers are headed for the Tehachapi Loop.

The Daylight (right) passes by the Union Pacific train.

SMVRHM's table.

David tells the group about the Pacific Coast Railway. In the background is one of Wayne Scarpaci's paintings of the Pacific Coast Railway in Ken's collection.

One of the finest scale locomotives ever made, by Lionel. A New York Central Hudson (4-6-4). It sold for $97.50 in 1937, which was expensive enough that Lionel made it available in a 5-kit package.

Streamliners. The top silver/gray streamliner averaged 100mph in a Chicago-Minneapolis round trip in the early 1900s!

A Toonerville Trolley in O-gauge in the middle of the standard gauge layout in the Great Train Room. It's taken from the comic strip titled "Toonerville Folks" by Fontaine Fox, which ran from 1908 to 1955. The trolley that inspired Fontaine Fox was in Pelham, NY.

Here's a 7.5-inch gauge version. Do a Google search on Toonerville Folks.

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