A full moon softly illuminates the crossing point at the Williams Loop. A train, as yet unseen, approaches out of the Feather River Canyon to the west, turning the signal red.
A$$'s get back to grazing after bugging the photographer for pretzels, and are oblivious to the Feather River Express heading to Portola, soaring high above the Chandler Creek.
The light is starting to fade as the MRVNP runs across the chandler creek trestle approaching quincy junction. This train will make excellent time through the canyon as they will see green all the... (more)
Western Pacific GP-35 #3005 and WP U23B's #2251 & #2254 Are Eastbound @ Williams Loop near Quincy ,CA .
With a splash of fall color, UP 7654 leads a WB ZNPOA at Quincy Junction. Soon, these stack trains will be sent over Donner Pass, making the Canyon a bit quieter place.
Passing a freight at Spring Garden
Southbound dropping down off the Gateway Sub on the approach towards Keddie.
Leaving BNSF's Gateway Sub, this manifest crosses the Keddie Wye as it starts it's trek west on UP's Canyon Sub, beggining it's decent down the Feather River Canyon.
Just trying to get a different angle on a very famous location in the Canyon. Instead of the barns I picked the cattails. A very slow day on the Canyon Sub.
A southbound BNSF train on the Gateway Sub approaches the junction with the UP at Keddie. It will use trackage rights on the UP from Keddie to Stockton.
Another one of those classic shots where I am standing in the foot prints of hundreds before me. Low winter sun lights up the famous Keddie trestles. A westbound UP stack train slowly pulls onto ... (more)
#3021 has just gotten a clear signal after being in the hole for a Westbound freight at Spring Garden and is now heading East.
4733 & 4162 head a southbound intermodal threading its way down the Feather River Canyon between Quincy and Grayeagle
I was lucky to catch the WP heritage-liveried 1983; earlier on that day I also saw the UP centennial 6936 at Portola which was to cross the Wye on July 4th.