San Diego & Arizona in Mexico at west portal of Tunnel 3

Motorcars, Speeders, and

Inspection Cars

Welcome to Wayne Parsons' personal web page.

Listed here are Speeder trips made by Wayne & Nancy Parsons. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to see photos of two car restoration projects. 

Each report includes photos in quick downloading JPEG form. ENJOY!


Bartle Tank - McCloud Rwy - near mile post 18

Portland & Western RR

Trip Reports

Idaho Northern and Pacific

                           Click a railroad name below to see the report

  • Tillamook Bay Railroad (near Portland, OR)
  • Yolo Short Line (Woodland, CA)
  • McCloud Railway 1998 (Mt. Shasta, CA)
  • Northwestern Pacific RR (Fortuna, CA)
  • 1998 Southwest Tour (Wilderness Tours)
  • California Western Railroad (Willits, CA)
  • Blue Mountain Railroad (Walla Walla, WA)
  • San Joaquin Railroad (Exeter, CA)
  • Northwest Tour 1998 by Chris Baldo (Oregon, Washington, and Idaho)
  • Camas Prairie Railnet (Lewiston, Idaho)
  • Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad (Chama, New Mexico)
  • Eagle Mountain Railroad (Desert Center, CA)
  • Trona Railway (Above Mojave, CA)
  • Carrizo Gorge Rwy / San Diego Railroad Museum (Campo, CA)
  • White Pass & Yukon Route to Bennett 2002 (Skagway, Alaska)
  • White Pass & Yukon Route Bennett to Carcross 2002 (Skagway, Alaska)
  • British Columbia 2005 - CN Takla Sub (Prince George, BC)
  • McCloud Railway 2006 - The last snow run? (McCloud, CA)
  • Canadian National '06 Prince George to Prince Rupert (British Columbia)
  • California Western - November 25, 2006 - Turkey Run (Willits, CA)
  • Amador Foothill / Ione Rail Fair 2007 - May 12 (Ione, CA)
  • McCloud Railway Summer Run June 2007 - The last run? (McCloud, CA)
  • Big Sky Adventure II - Montana runs June 2008 (Anaconda, Missoula, Denton, Dixon)

  • UP2644 before restoration

    Restoration Projects

    Rio Grande 4025 on the Cumbres & Toltec

  • Click Restoration link to see how UP-2644 (left)  got "club ready."
  • Click Narrow Gauge Project link to see the MT-14L (right) completed in June 2000 

  • B48G governor

    Download Files

    Some scanned manual pages, various articles about the hobby, intercoms, radios, and turntables.  Even a file about the "B" word.


    Some of these are LARGE files.  Not recommended for dial up connection users.

    Comments are welcome via e-mail