Due to the terrible truck vs train accident in the Nevada desert the day before, Amtrak train 5, the California Zephyr, rolls west through the Feather River Canyon.
High clouds streak across the night sky, while a full moon shines down on the DPU of an Eastbound BNSF which is waiting for dispatcher to remove her head from her rectum and give them the light. T... (more)
At dusk, the DPU of an eastbound UP stack train leaves an light trail as it's train snakes along the Feather River.
Listen to Smokey! A westbound stacktrain drifts down the Canyon, passing a sign reminding folks to prevent forest fires.
Illuminated by a Coach America crew-van, the BNSF 4793 is seconds from departing Virgilia for a dark run down Canyon with a new crew.
An Eastbound battles upgrade and through the curves of the Feather River Canyon, while surrounded by Douglas Firs.
Bad moon rising... The DPU of an Eastbound manifest sits idle in the Virgilia siding, awaiting a new crew, while a waning moon is shrouded by the mid-June clouds on a cool morning.
Just after dark, an UP SD70ACe lights up the rocks along the Feather River deep in the canyon. This stack train is working eastbound headed for the windy city from Lathrop, CA.
What we saw. This is the view most of the cars on Highway 70 had... Their windshield wipers going back and forth and the plume of UP 844... Here in the Virgilia area, we are down to about 1... (more)
The cold damp weather makes for a nice plume of steam trailing the UP 844
A hot Z train out of North Platte breaks out of late afternoon shadows into bright sunshine just west of Virgilia.
A westbound Kline stack train makes it way along the course of the river near sunset.
UP 8582 East meets UP 4145 West at Virgilia.
UP SD 6060 leads an APL double-stack train up the Canyon at Virgilia.