Railroad Revival Tour 2011
Stan Garner

The Railroad Revival Tour was put together in late 2010 for an April 2011 event.. A 14 car special train was assembled using privately owne railroad cars gathered from around the country. The special operated from Oakland, California to New Orleans, Louisiana taking 3 bands on a 7 day, 6 city concert tour.

The Bands.

Mumford & Sons
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
Old Crow Medicine Show


April 20 - Oakland, CA.
April 21 - San Pedro, CA
April 22 - Tempe, AZ
April 23 - Marfa, TX
April 24 - Day off, Austin, TX
April 25 - Austin, TX
April 26 - New Orleans, LA

The Train

2 - Amtrak Locomotives
Baggage - Gordon Zimmerman
6-6-4 Sleeper - Colorado Pine
10-6 Sleeper - Birch Grove
11 Bedroom Sleeper - Silver Quail
10-6 Sleeper - Pacific Union
10-6 Sleeper Pacific sands
3 DB - 1 Dr Sleeper Lounge - Colonial Crafts
Party/Jam Car - Pony Express
Dome/Diner/Lounge - Silver Solarium
Diner - Keystone Grill
Dome/Diner - Silver Lariat
10-6 Sleeper - Palm Leaf
10-6 Sleeper - Silver Rapids
Dome/Observation - Silver Solarium

April 18, 2011 Private Cars Silver Splendor, Pony Express and Pacific Sands at San Luis Obispo.
Cars are on the way to Oakland for the start of the Railroad Revival Tour.

Climbing Cuesta Grade railroad west of San Luis Obispo

The Tour
April 20 - 27, 2011

April 21, The train is in position at the Port of Oakland. First concert that evening.

The Pony Express was set up for the performers to use for Jam Sessions.

Instruments of all kinds were provided

April 22, Aaron Espey of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros tunes his piano while the train was being serviced in Los Angeles.

Jam Session in progress following the concert in San Pedro.

April 23 Jamming on th way to Tempe

Concert in Tempe drew 14,000 fans

One of the groups on the tour.

April 25 Austin, Texas

Jamming on the way to New Orleans

The morning of April 27. The last party is over.

Rounding the big curve in Lafayette, Louisiana

April 27 Aaron Espey plays one more time before the last concert in New Orleans

May 2 The Pony and 4 other cars on the rear of Amtrak's Sunset Limited ready to depart New Orleans for Los Angeles.

The Sunset Limited crossing The Huey Long Bridge over the Mississippi River

Crossing the Pecos River in West Texas