Truckee Helper #7550 has helped a freight to the top of Donner Pass and has cut off at Norden and will return to Truckee light engine. The large structure with the truss on the roof houses the tur... (more)
Ready to head down the Peninsula to San Jose with Train #124. On the next track over are lightweight cars on the last Del Monte which the advent of Amtrak the next day would pass into history.
#18 on a photo run over the Lake Britton Bridge, known as the bridge in the movie "Stand By Me". Today, while the bridge still stands, the railroad is gone, with the rails removed during 2007.
With three cars in tow, McCloud #18 is headed for Burney. Today, the track is gone and the #18 has been sold and presently is in Oakdale, Ca.
On the way to pick up its excursion train at Sand Point, Idaho, #4449 is passing thru Cunningham, WA.
Working in the Truckee yard, SP GP9 #3763, along with breaker equipped GP38 #4811, are serving as that day's Truckee Local. The building to the right is the now gone Louisianna Pacific Mill.
The Sunday after Winterail, Sierra operated an excursion using former McCloud #18 and their own S12 #42. It operated from Oakdale to Cooperstown and back. The #18 is the property of the Virginia &... (more)
After an overnight run over Donner Pass, SP #6453 leads a Pacific Rail Society special past the Agnew depot in Santa Clara on it way home to Los Angeles. The depot is one of the few remaining stru... (more)
Climbing out of Caliente and approaching tunnel #2
On the lower curve of the Tehachapi Loop.
Detouring #11 has reached Woodford, below the famed Tehachapi Loop. This area was once a water stop for both the Southern Pacific and Santa Fe steam locomotives
Detouring Amtrak #11, the Coast Starlight, is approaching Caliente, CA which marks the beginning of the grade over the Tehachapi's by way of the loop. Cascades unit #470 and P42 #179 make up the r... (more)
With a string of empty grain cars on the drawbar, three BNSF C44-9w's head upgrade out of Caliente, CA and head for Tehachapi. The two lead units reflect the faded glory of the now gone Santa Fe.
It is Amtrak's second day of operation as SP #3205 leads a Westbound Coast Starlight (then known as #13)
thru Alviso on the northern edge of San Jose.