SP 9815 and EMD Lease 7011 demonstrate their power as they lift a heavy manifest train up the grade at Woodford siding, below Tehachapi Loop.
Southern Pacific 4-8-4 No. 4449 undergoes work in preparation for a big June excursion while Spokane, Portland & Seattle No. 700 undergoes its 1472-day inspection at the Oregon Rail Heritage Cente... (more)
Fresh from rebuilding in Sacramento, an SD45T-2 breaks in on the Siskiyou Line.
One of SP's first RoadRailer trains heads for Los Angeles.
On a hazy afternoon filled with smoke from forest fires, a westbound Modoc Line train rounds Likely Loop. Within a year, operations here would cease. The trackage was dismantled in 2003.
Amtrak's California Zephyr makes a station stop. It is a Sunday, so the train has extra cars for travelers returning from a weekend in Reno.
On the next to last day of its trip, the Louisiana World's Fair Daylight prepares for departure from Sacramento. Because of mechanical problems, the train would not reach Klamath Falls, Oregon for... (more)
Added at Black Butte for dynamic braking, SP 7399 leads the Louisiana World's Fair Daylight around Cantara Loop. Seven years later, SP would have a very nasty derailment here.
One of the first trains on the Modoc Line after the SP/Rio Grande merger descends the grade eastbound from Sage Hen. The last train ran here in summer 1997; this is now a hiking trail.
A lumber drag highballs Alturas, heading for Wendel on the Modoc Line.
The first of the "Toxic Daylight" specials operated on Labor Day Weekend 1991 heads for Dunsmuir. The trains were run for public relations following the derailment at Cantara Loop earlie... (more)
ASSRQ is departing the A&S as seen at Valley Junction, IL
Steaming to the First Sacramento Rail Fair. A Roger Puta Photograph
Steaming To the First Sacramento Rail Fair A Roger Puta Photograph