An eastbound train on the Modoc Line arrives at Alturas. There will be no pick up today, so the train will continue on to the crew change at Wendel.
The Willamette Valley Railroad departs the Union Pacific interchange at Woodburn, heading for Mount Angel, Silverton and Stayton.
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)
Thirty miles from tie-up at Klamath Falls, Oregon, an eastbound BNSF manifest has just crossed Union Pacific's Modoc Line. The semaphore signals protecting the diamond were originally installed by... (more)
The 'Parker Peavine Extra' has just arrived in Phoenix at sunset. This train was a three-day excursion on Santa Fe. Day one was Los Angeles to Flagstaff via Needles. Day two was Flagstaff to Pho... (more)
Power for a Modoc Line train has paused to pickup eastbound traffic at Alturas. Lumber loads from Lakeview, Oregon off the Great Western generally went to eastern markets.
A westbound train on the Modoc Line departs Alturas for Klamath Falls, Oregon. The train is coming off the alignment of the Nevada-California-Oregon narrow gauge and entering the grade of the Modo... (more)
A Union Pacific train has detoured on the Modoc Line. It is tied down at Texum, junction with the Shasta Route, awaiting a relief crew. Because of severe cold in the Blue Mountains, UP detoured ... (more)
Less than a month before the Union Pacific takeover, a westbound drag on the Modoc Line climbs the 2.2% grade of Howard's Gulch. It looks like the job has a sufficient number of "cinder bloc... (more)
A westbound drag on the Modoc Line pounds the BN diamond at Stronghold on a spring afternoon. The Modoc's primary purpose was to move Oregon forest products east. Westbounds on the Modoc were pr... (more)
After painting at Brooklyn Yard in Portland, WPRR 1801 makes its first run on home rails, with a vintage Southern Pacific caboose.
The Alturas Turn heads east on the Modoc Line, with lumber empties to interchange with Great Western.
The temperature is in single digits as a manifest heads east on the Modoc Line.
Willamette & Pacific's black widow GP9 switches out the Hull Oakes steam-powered sawmill at Dawson. Although the mill is still in operation, it has been converted to electricity. This trackage is... (more)
On a flawless summer afternoon in the Redwood Empire, California Western's passenger train returns to the depot after turning on the wye at Willits. Cars for the "North Coast Daylight" ... (more)