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.
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.