The ravages of drought in California are all too apparent at Lake Shasta's Salt Creek Trestle.
Simpson switch job races the PSAP Bangor turn (seemingly) side by side on adjacent track at 6:30 AM. After 125 years in existence the final day comes Monday for this lumber railroad. The mill it ... (more)
A northbound Z train working up the hill through Andesite in the evening with some striking scenery to boot!
Working through the upper loop above Cantara, train 14 nears Mt Shasta City, with a long way to go yet before the next station stop at Klamath Falls, 100 miles out.
A lumber products manifest train destined for Roseville rolls over the Dry Canyon viaduct on the side of Mount Shasta in the late afternoon.
Train 14 had a consecutively numbered head-end on this trip north, the 192 and 191. Also, riding on the tail were three private cars: the Colorado Pine, Iowa Pacific Sky View obs and the Baton Rou... (more)
Next to a cattle ranch at Sheep Mountain Road Crossing a bouquet rests near the tracks as a memorial of some sort. The question comes to mind: is it a tribute to whom...or to what?
Lokie line-up, a rare sight indeed. All four of the switchers were parked outside in a row while the roundhouse was getting a house cleaning.
Although the 1202 and her sisters are short-timers on their soon-to-be-defunct railroad she still has work to be performed. Here she is being rolled out of the RoHo for a day of work train duty e... (more)
The last log train highballs Dayton during a special move to and from the Dry Sort yard with the purpose of retrieving remaining rolling stock which had been stranded since the end of 2013 after t... (more)
Setting a string of center beams on the dock for storage in preparation for the mill and railroad closure. Yesterday the cars were brought down in a special move from the Dry Sort yard where the... (more)
Log cars headed for the storage line. Today was billed as "The Last Run to Mill 5" for Simpson Railroad. It was the last time anyone would see a log train run the mainline of this soon... (more)
Today was billed as "The Last Run to Mill 5" for Simpson Railroad. It was the last time anyone would see a log train run the mainline of this soon to be defunct logging road. Two runs ... (more)
Looking out the back door, playing around with a slow shutter resulted in this frame at 1/10sec. Heading out-a-town with a load of dirt in a Western "difco" side dump car, pulled by the ... (more)
Spreading dirt over an old, unfinished stream bank restoration project near MP 2½ along Goldsborough Creek with a Western "difco" side dump car.