Rio Grande Gold at the end of the Rainbow. The Rio Grande Heritage unit on the ZNPOA waiting for at Hearst before being allowed through Niles Canyon while I waited for some sun. I'm sure they are ... (more)
A special WWII troop train with WWII era equipment and reenactors takes a ride through Niles Canyon on historic equipment
Railfans from throughout the area flock to Niles Canyon as the last remaining of its type, Southern Pacific #9010, is brought out in one of it's first runs since the start of restoration. Taken du... (more)
Three of WP's "fab four" F unit rebuilds were hauling the eastbound San Jose Turn into Sunol on WP's Bay Area main.
SP replica #1487 deadheads back to the Brightside Yard after a long and eventful day of excursions. SP 1487 is actually a former US Army unit turned SP replica.
SP 2472 is on the final approach to Sunol as it parallels scenic highway 84 with the 11am excursion in tow. This weekend would mark the end of GGRM steam excursions on the Niles Canyon Railway. Co... (more)
SP 1487 leads the deadhead back to Brightside after the last run of the day
Labor day weekend though the canyon with Southern Pacific 2472. Sitting next to rail line is a yard limit sign signaling the entrance to the depot's yard limits.
With code line wire & black widows, an almost timeless scene occurs here on the Niles Canyon Railway. This is the first time these units have been paired up in 7 years.
The first excursion of the day slides through the farmers crossing as it approaches Sunol with SP 5472 on the point.
SP 5623 and 5472 have just left Sunol Depot and are running light to Niles
SP 5472 and 5623 lead a train of passengers through a private crossing near the Sunol Depot on the Niles Canyon Railway
With the first eastbound excursion from Niles to Sunol underway, WP 918-D is on the home stretch to sunol as it loudly announces its presence at the farmer's crossing.
As the town of Sunol is slowly waking up, WP 918-D pauses to greet the first passengers at the depot before boarding begins. This appearance of 918 was part of a "Western Pacific Day" ev... (more)