Prototype Tours

The first prototype tour is on the books.

 

Union Pacific RR - Gemco Yard, Van Nuys - $55

This tour will depart right after the Coast GEMCO Yard clinic, presented by Mike Osborne on Thursday September 9, 2021.  We highly recommend that you attend the Coast GEMCO Yard clinic if you are going to take the tour as Mike will cover the yard operations you will see. 

Mike Osborne has been a conductor with the UP/SP for 41 years and works the Coast GEMCO Yard.  Tour members will be bused to the GEMCO Yard in Van Nuys stopping for a box lunch before touring the yard. On Thursdays GEMCO Yard prepares a train being that will head north to Guadalupe, CA.   This tour is expected to last 7 hours and is limited to 46 members.  See extra fare cost for this tour on the convention registration site.


Before the merger GEMCO was an SP yard
Picture Copyright Clark Bauman, used with permission


Working GEMCO Yard
Picture Copyright
Austin MacDougall, used with permission


Departing GEMCO Yard
Picture Copyright
Austin MacDougall, used with permission

GEMCO Hauler
Picture Copyright
Austin MacDougall, used with permission

Picture Courtesy Tim Johnson

Picture Courtesy Tim Johnson

 

 Updated 10-11-2020