Saturday, May 27, 2006

Progress on Arnold

The valley crew made its long trek into the El Dorado Gold Country from Sacramento last Saturday to continue work on Arnold Z, El Dorado Western Railway's Plymouth switcher.

Garrett Augustus (left in photo), a locomotive engineer for the Sierra Northern Railroad, leads the group. Filling the Arnold team is Ken Romine (second from left) and his three sons. Sons Dave and Scott are pictured to the left. Son James didn't come up last weekend.

In addition to Garrett's obvious skills as a locomotive engineer, the Romine family brings a wealth of mechanical and wood working skills to the project. Ken and Dave are long haul truck drivers and skilled mechanics while Dave is the maintenance supervisor for a large bowling alley. James is the carpenter of the family.

We welcome the Arnold team to the El Dorado Western.

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