Hours late, the Coast Starlight is about to reach the end of the climb out of the Sacramento River Canyon, around 20 minutes after departing Dunsmuir.
A Union Pacific Z passes through the Shasta Retreat, the site of a historic resort area that brought people to Dunsmuir.
SP 9018 West eases out of town after making a crew change at Dunsmuir.
Two brand-new SD70Ms make a move at the west end of Dunsmuir Yard.
The southbound Swift RoadRailer curves through the Sacramento River Canyon in fall 1999.
Northbound Cans, pulling uphill following the Sacramento River, round the curve at Lamoine. I hope you bring a fishing rod for the Trout.
Sliding downhill on the Valley Sub, Dunsmuir Ca. to Roseville Ca. Union Pacific No. 2550 with a mixed Manifest rounds the curve at Gibson following the Sacramento River on it's decent to the Sacra... (more)
Southbound on the Valley Sub, Union Pacific No. 2550 with a mixed Manifest of mostly lumber products, crosses Castle River with Castle Crags looming in the background.
Southbound Union pacific mixed manifest leaves Dunsmuir Ca.after a crew change.
Espee's first rebuilt SD45T-2 is dead as a doornail at Dunsmuir. Before it departs on a train for Medford, the Roundhouse Foreman has stopped by to try and breathe some life into the motor.
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.