The "Vinegar Valley Express" is/was a railbus, made by the McCloud River Railroad, that carried loggers to camps in the woods. I have another page of photos taken at its "final resting place" east of McCloud in January 2000.
Recently I wanted to see how it looked after almost 12 years of weathering, but I had to walk in because the road was covered with a couple feet of snow.
This time I relied on a GPS unit rather than my feeble memory and found the car easily. The tree to the right of the car's front has grown curving along its body.
Aside from a few missing floorboards the interior looks about the same as it did the last time I visited, including its unique "dropped ceiling".
Nearby was this rusted tank whose purpose is unknown to me.