After servicing at Troy, MT, #4449 and its train continue along the Kootenai River and will soon cross the state line into Idaho.
A special train using three ex-California Zephyr cars was operated between Oakland and Portola, CA to mark the 100th anniversary of the completion of the Western Pacific.
North of Lind, WA, 4449 has slowed to pass a Pasco-bound freight as the freight crew waits to give a roll by to the passenger train.
With a dark layer of fog over much of the Spokane area, #4449 was racing South using it air horn to warn of its coming in the limited visibility.
#4449 has reached the top of Marias Pass and started downhill toward Whitefish
With air temp just slightly over freezing, #4449 is charging out of Whitefish, MT on its way to Spokane. The sun has yet to rise in Montana's Northern Latitudes although it is after 8 AM MDT
Crossing Two Medicines River on the way West, 4449 has the Fall Colors excursion in tow.
Sierra GP20 #50 had left Oakdale with seven empty centerbeam flats, spotting six of them at the SPI mill in Chinese Camp. The old geep would continue on East thru Jamestown and Sonora taking the o... (more)
Acquired from the McCloud by the commission rebuilding the V&T in Nevada, #18 was loaned to the Sierra for excursion service as, at the time, Sierra was supposed to operate the V&T. This excursion... (more)
V&T's #D1 90 Ton GE is backing downhill to Gold Hill with the train from Virginia City while 2-8-0 #29 waits at the depot with the train from Mound House
Climbing at Milepost 13, V&T #29 has just passed thru American Flat tunnel. The right of way it will soon traverse can be seen to the upper left of the stack.
#29 has just taken water at Scales and is now heading for the North side of American Flat. For the time being, V&T is using the tender off their ex-SP 0-6-0 #1251 to provide water at Scales.
On the way to Virginia City, V&T #29 is on the North side of American Flats, nearing the Overman Pit and Gold Hill. It was the first day of scheduled operation over the recently reconstructed line... (more)
Turning into the Lodi yard from their now truncated mainline, Central California Traction (former Alameda Belt/ATSF) #44 has a string of tank cars to be switched into the ADM plant.
Heading North out of Alma, MI, Great Lakes Central has the daily northbound freight in tow.
Note 390's lack of dynamics and its ALCO trucks