One of Union Pacific's prized dome cars, the "Harriman", trails UP 844 as it heads west down Donner Pass near Emigrant Gap, California.
A pair of warbonnets cling to the cliffs of the Feather River Canyon as they lead a BNSF manifest passed the Rock Creek Dam on a warm April afternoon.
BNSF 729 rounds the tight turns at James, California as it ducts under Highway 70 and descends the Feather River Route. It appears a fire may have damaged the side left side of BNSF 729.
The Fassler Flyer descends the Sierra Northern Oakdale Branch on a beautiful March afternoon. Here the train poses in front of some interesting rock formations just west of Cooperstown, California... (more)
A "Santa Fe" warbonnet leads a westbound train along the banks of the Feather River as it cruises into Serpentine Canyon. Here, wires help protect trains from crashing into potential rockslides.
Amtrak's northbound Coast Starlight train is running seven hours late as it approaches the Sacramento River Bridge near Tehama, California. The steel cross bars of this bridge are dated at 1929.
BNSF 729 and 624, which both sport the "Santa Fe" warbonnet paint scheme, cross the mighty Clear Creek trestle as they approach Keddie, California with a long manifest train in tow.
Sierra Northern 52 cruises through the rolling hills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains as it heads back to Oakdale after a long journey to Sonora. Snow capped peaks loom far in the distance.
Union Pacific 5282 races a grain shuttle through Boca, California along the Donner Pass Route under dark, rainy skies. This train made it over Donner Pass just before snow started to fall.
Union Pacific 8707 leads a ten car passenger special through the farm field near Riceton, California while the Sierra Nevada Mountains loom in the distance.
BNSF 729 cruises through the depths of the Feather River Canyon as it leads a large manifest along the ex-Western Pacific mainline near Pulga.
BNSF 729 and a mile long manifest wind their way through the Feather River Canyon as a snow capped Bald Eagle Mountain looms in the distance.
Sierra Northern 52 and the Fassler Flyer traverse the gold country near Cooperstown, California as they head towards Oakdale after a long day of work in Sonora.
The New and the Old. A brand new RP20BD rebuild on only its fourth run to Sonora passes the old wooden water tower located at Railtown 1897 in Jamestown, California.
On a sunny winter afternoon, Sierra Northern 52 and the Fassler Flyer march along at a steady 10mph as they cross Tim Bell Road near Paulsell, California. Like many other roads along this line, it... (more)