On the Road to Alturas - Under threatening skies a view of a cattle crossing on the former Southern Pacific Modoc Line looking east towards Alturas California from the grade crossing at Cle... (more)
The weekly train from Lakeview to Alturas passes Chimney Rock on a summer morning. Clearly, when the Nevada-California-Oregon narrow gauge came through, someone had to move.
The Great Western heads for the SP interchange at Alturas, with a train of forest products from Lakeview, Oregon.
Late on a summer evening, SP's Lakeview Local nears Alturas on the Lakeview Branch. In January 1986, this trackage would be sold to Lake County, Oregon.
A lumber drag highballs Alturas, heading for Wendel on the Modoc Line.
A Modoc Northern train enters Alturas, CA on the former SP Lakeview Branch. The caboose was ex-DRGW.
Under storm clouds and late afternoon sun, a northbound train heads up the remote Modoc line just north of Crest between Wendel and Alturas in northwestern California. This shortcut between Oreg... (more)
A southbound Modoc Northern train on the old SP/NCO line to Lakeview rolls along the Pit River. MNRR went out of business less than a year later.
Great Western Railway's road freight from Lakeview passes the old Nevada-California-Oregon headquarters in Alturas. The former SP Lakeview branch had been purchased by Lake County, Oregon at the b... (more)
While passing through Alturas on a freight train, I found the SP 3818 still in its Black Widow scheme, long after the scarlet and gray had become standard. This was shot with Agfachrome.
The southbound Lake County local tied up just north of the Alturas Yard Limits with loads of Perelite and one centerbeam of lumber.
Heading South from Lakeview, Great Western #1621 is on the way to Alturas over the former SP branch. The line was once the narrow gauge Neveda-California-Oregon narrow gauge. It is now operated by... (more)
An SP eastbound passes the open train order office at Alturas on the Modoc line, one of the more obscure corners of SP's "Golden Empire." K64, Minolta X-700, Rokkor 35-70mm f3.5