McCloud Railway's Hill Job is backing down the grade into McCloud on a hot August afternoon. The decrepit water tank at Hooper foretold the future of the railroad.
McCloud Railway's 'Hill Job' is nearing the UP interchange in Mount Shasta.
McCloud Railway's "Hill Job" has arrived at the Signal Butte switchback. It has empty cars from Union Pacific at Mount Shasta City. Once the train is clear of the turnout, the conductor ... (more)
A McCloud Railway train backs toward the interchange with Union Pacific. In a year and a half, the railroad will run its last freight train. Black Butte looms in the distance.
The McCloud Railway's Hill Job is proceeding down the tail track of the Signal Butte switchback. Once the caboose clears the switch, the train will reverse direction and begin backing toward the U... (more)
Crossing the old Pacific Highway, McCloud River's lone SD38-2 leads the Hill Job into the SP interchange yard at Mount Shasta.
The TR Hill Job brings 16 cars down the Frederickson Sub on a sunny morning.
A McCloud Railway 'Hill Job' climbs the grade to the switchback at Signal Butte. Rails in the shadow of Mt. Shasta were looking good.
Backing toward the UP interchange, a train of forest products rolls though the s-curves at Big Canyon on the McCloud Railway.
It's 2am, and I've been standing in the rain for 45 minutes all setup waiting for the last freight train to cross the 80 year old Historic Milwuakee S Curve trestle. Even with really good intel, ... (more)
Bound for Eagle Mills.
Crossing Morgan trestle
On Sept. 10, 1986, the weather just would not improve. When we got up that morning we were greeted with fog and light drizzle. Faced with a day of shooting in the funk, we asked and received per... (more)
A westbound "Hill Job" has just weighed its train of empty ore jennies and is accelerating away from the scales as it crosses Morgan Creek Trestle, just east of Eagle Mills, MI, on Sept. 8, 1986.
An eastbound LS&I "Hill Job" is undergoing its brake test at Eagle Mills, MI on Sept. 8, 1986 and will soon be headed downgrade to the ore dock with another train of taconite pellets.