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October 12, 2017 11:30AM avatar
Olaf Rasmussen Wrote:
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> . . .  On Monday August 26 after arriving at 3:45
> pm in Belen, I transferred to train 24, the "Grand
> Canyon" for the 44-minute run to Albuquerque.
> Here I met my dad who had come up from Alamo-
> gordo in my brother's '65 VW beetle (tan, my blue
> '64 beetle was left in Washington).  On Tuesday
> August 27 we drove to Alamosa.  On Wednesday,
> August 28 we followed the 483-484 double header
> to Antonito, taking still pictures.

For some reason I always thought your VW in this oft-posted photo was pale blue – maybe it was reflecting some sky – anyway, here you are again:
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. . . or maybe I've just been confusing your VW with this obviously blue one intruding into the foreground of this shot in Antonito the following day:
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> From Antonito we drove to Sublette & shot movies
> for the rest of the chase . . .   Our last encounters
> were {the next day} with light engine 484 passing
> thru La Jara and heading to Alamosa at a good
> 30 mph.  Had I known that this was 498's last oper-
> ating day and that 484 would still be running 49
> years later, I would have saved my remaining film
> footage for 498 with the following freight . . .
> Now I'll have to see about converting my movies
> to a digital format to make sharing possible.


PLEASE do that soon, Olaf -

The JéBêWèX and I aren't getting any younger!!

- Roosso

* And please see p.m. sent earlier.
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