|Jack M. O'Lexey||
Joined Apr 24 2010
80 years old
I live in my own home in PB and have lived here since I was 5, except for 23 years in apartments in Mission Valley. Was a scoutmaster and taught canoeing for 19 years. I volunteer at the Pacific Southwest Railroad Museum in Campo for the last 27 years.
I became an engineer in 1989 and worked for CZRy for 6 months running freight, mostly sand with a several trips from Campo to Tijuana taking empty hopper cars to Garcia, swapping a engine full of fuel for one needing fuel. And I ran over a dozen work train in to Carrizzo Gorge to tunnel 16 over Goat Canyon Trestle to open the Gorge for freight service and road the first freight through the Gorge.
I have taken steam trips to Equador, Brazil, and Poland as well as most of the major routes on Amtrak. Rode 3751 to the Grand Canyon. I operated 2353 for the 5-6 years it was operational after helping resort her.