Monday, December 21, 2015

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Utah

David writes.........

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the Hicks War Works Utah branch. We've been pretty quiet this year, but I have some content planned for 2016 that our readers may enjoy, including a piece tentatively titled "A Day at Heber" which chronicles my typical day in train service at the Heber Valley Railroad, as a way to compare and contrast to the IRM operations most of us are familiar with. 

Here's a sneak peak. A few weeks ago, I deadheaded on an special early morning shift, before my shift started, and rode up in the recently repainted UP CA-5 caboose.  During the North Pole Express trains, we use the caboose as a convenient staging point for Santa. It's also a nice place for the Conductor to ride part of the trip back, as to not be in the way of Santa, the Elves, car hosts and Coca Chefs.  

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