Feather River Canyon
3512 3057 3528 barrels through Magna on a westbound WP freight in March 1982 - The railroad as a separate entity didn't have long to go.
Just the day before, the BHZ from NP had this as part of 7 WP GP40/-2s brought in, and they were the beginning of the WP influx into Texas after the merger.
Kodak's grainy Tri-X Pan to the rescue, as it's after 8 PM at night when the SJT "San Jose Turn" makes an appearance in Milpitas after an ENTIRE DAY OF NO TRAINS along the WP San Jose Branch. Well... (more)
We were in a euphoric state of shock when they transferred all those WP GP40/-2s to Texas shortly after the merger.
Sad sight for a GE fan as this once "elegant" lady sits stored at Salt Lake City.
A southbound Manifest heading for Keddie
A manifest is approaching the Keddie wye on the Inside Gateway. Visable above the cab windows are green flags, indicating there is a following section of the train
Joseph Warren (left) and Talon Baldwin examine a Western Pacific GP 20on display at Dunsmuir Railroad Days on July 9th, 2005
Steve Crise Photo. © scrise.com
Western Pacific GP7 707 idles in Portola, California, in October 1973. It won't be long now before the first snows hit the Feather River Canyon, and that snowplow will be used as intended.
Three former WP F units gather and pose at the Portola Railroad Museum in 1994 (now Western Pacific RR Museum). The 913 and 921-D are two of the “Fab 4”. The Fab 4 were the last four WP F units an... (more)
A eastbound Western Pacific manifest is seen at the Honey Moon tunnels in the Feather River canyon. I believe there is a U23 and U30 in the consist
A eastbound frieght is seen at Reno Junction having just come out of the Chilcoot Summit tunnel
Right out of the wash rack
Departing train, eastbound as I recall, must have been a local, with only two units.