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Train-hopping at the Fallbrook Wye!


Last updated 10/9/2008 at Noon


Billowing black smoke exploding from the smokestack of 1938 Steam Locomotive #3751, pulling 24 vintage railcars, was an instantaneous indication that the adventure had begun. If we didn’t hustle, the adventure would be lost. Where, oh where, was that “Fallbrook Wye?”

The train rumbled down the track, parallel to our car on Interstate 5, and as it slowed we exited the freeway near Camp Pendleton’s main gate Monday, September 22. The train was stopping for water and to pick up invited guests from Camp Pendleton at the Fallbrook Junction.

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