By Miriam Raftery
Photos by Dawn Lundquist
July 12, 2019 (Campo) – A train that Roy Athey ran for 20 years in Alpine, offering rides to delight children, will soon be part of a mine train ride at the Campo Railroad Park & Museum Athey donated his train to the facility. Now, three new cars for the train are being constructed at Greg Heyser’s shop in Alpine.
Heyser took flat car bodies donated by Athey and has constructed a steel frame around them, with sanding and painting done by volunteers Jim and Dawn Lundquist. The cars are patterned after the original train car that Roy Athey ran at his home on Alpine Heights Blvd.
“They will allow the train to pull about 24 adults through the `Early California History: Railroads, Mining and Agriculture’ exhibit under construction at the Campo Railroad Park and Museum,” Jim Lundquist says.
Learn more or visit the museum at www.psrm.org.