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.
This westbound is physically southbound as it crosses the ATSF diamond.
Just ordinary old units in those days, these Fs are struggling up the grade with a westbound freight.
One of the area UP dead lines. UP U23Bs 2252-2260-2264 and others sit stacks capped and doors banded at the north side of the yard by the yard office.
My brand new 1974 Mustang II is the red object to the left. I was already in love with the West and its railroads.
Departing EB train.
Headed west for another load of Fords.
Resurrected to haul the top of the line train this old F is a proud representative of a fine railroad. Amazing they kept the old single bell horns all those years.
A faded beauty, this classic has dynamic brakes, winterization hatch and the distinctive single bulb steam style headlight.
Undoubtedly the best options package for an Alco is WP's tall stack and number boards. This old goat is out to pasture with the rest of the Alcos.
The location is a little uncertain, (Its California, maybe I should say shaky.) but after all it all looks the same, magnificent. EB freight.
Just out of college, newly married, with a secure well-paying job, new car, on the way to California and you spy the first rare and exotic WP unit. Light up a cigar, it don't get no better than t... (more)
Accelerating out of the yard with another train of mixed freight on a day unbelievably nice for summer in the valley.