A Union Pacific officer special rolls along the Sacramento River on a summer afternoon. In 1997, the railroad was washed away here by floodwaters.
Added at Black Butte for dynamic braking, SP 7399 leads the Louisiana World's Fair Daylight around Cantara Loop. Seven years later, SP would have a very nasty derailment here.
The PTLAT has just changed crews at the depot in Dunsmuir. Once it clears the crossovers, the OAPTT will depart for Klamath Falls.
A new crew is onboard and Union Pacific 7215 is departing Dunsmuir, California with a lengthy QPWRV in tow. This train will follow the Upper Sacramento River (pictured right) down to Lakehead. A c... (more)
The SP Board of Directors tour the Shasta Route on a hot August day. Paint on the SDPs was so fresh you could smell it as the train went by.
Three in one! Union Pacific, Amtrak and Southern Pacific are all represented as a northbound train pulls into Dunsmuir for a crew change. A cold winter storm dropped 2-3 inches of snow overnight a... (more)
Wondering where the 90s went? Well there is a solid string of these beasts in Dunsmuir waiting for another boom like we saw in 2014.
The railroad never takes a day off. Day and night, no matter the weather, trains need to move. There is the legend of the Polar Express, a train that operates through the cold, snowy night, en rou... (more)
Railroad Park Resort , Dunsmuir, Ca.
Lumber loads from Oregon
The line of big MAC's in Dunsmuir has been reduced significantly since last year.
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.
UP power wait for their next assignment at Dunsmuir.
After stopping to gain a fresh crew, a Z train begins to roll south out of Dunsmuir, bound for Roseville, California.
Southern Pacific Power Through the Siskiyous - While it has been a number of years since Uncle Pete swallowed the Southern Pacific Railroad and in spite of the company's best efforts to... (more)