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.
An eastbound lumber drag on the Modoc Line climbs the grade to Sage Hen summit.
An eastbound train on the Modoc Line is approaching the crew change at Wendel. The line had reopened to through traffic three days earlier when Rio Grande and SP merged.
An eastbound train on the Modoc Line descends the grade from Sage Hen summit into the Madeline Plains. The line had reopened to through traffic two days earlier.
An eastbound Modoc Line train begins the descent down Howard's Gulch not long after the Rio Grande/SP merger. The UP unit on the point is ironic, as UP's acquisition of SP eight years later would ... (more)
When Rio Grande and Southern Pacific merged, one of the first acts taken was to reopen the mothballed Modoc Line. The third eastbound Modoc train arrives at Wendel for a crew change.
Having crossed the Madeline Plains, an EUASM begins the climb to Crest siding. This site is near Ravendale on SP's Modoc Line. It had been less than two months since the SP/Rio Grande merger.
Once upon a time, trains on the Modoc Line added helpers at Ravendale. By 1988, the water tank standing along the tracks was the only remaining structure from those days.
Less than two months after the Southern Pacific/Rio Grande merger, an eastbound lumber drag on the Modoc Line passes the water tower at Madeline. One of the first actions taken after the merger wa... (more)
Just in from Klamath Falls, an eastbound Modoc Line train changes crews at Wendel.
On a frigid winter day, an EUASM meets a light helper on the Modoc Line.
The sixth through train on the reopened Modoc Line after the SP/DRGW merger reverses direction on Indian Camp Loop. This train is climbing from Likely to the summit at Sage Hen.
An eastbound lumber drag on the Modoc Line is passing Crest siding in winter 1989. The temperature matched the population - 0F. From here, it will be almost all downhill to the crew change at Wen... (more)