When the Modoc Line was closed to through traffic in 1987 and 1988, Southern Pacific ran a train from Klamath Falls to Alturas and return twice a week. The Alturas Turn carried interchange to/fro... (more)
The Alturas Turn heads east on the Modoc Line, with lumber empties to interchange with Great Western.
An Alturas Turn heads out the Modoc Line. Before departing Klamath Falls, the crew asked to wye the power so they would have an operating oscillating headlight visible, and the request was denied.... (more)
Bound for the Great Western interchange with empties for Lakeview, the Alturas Turn descends Howards Gulch on the Modoc Line.
On a frigid February day, SP's local to Alturas heads east on the Modoc Line.
The Alturas Turn is about to crest the grade up Howard's Gulch between Canby and Ambrose. From here, it should be just a couple of hours up the Modoc Line to home at Klamath Falls.