Oroville was once an important rail hub for both the Sacramento Northern and Western Pacific Railroads. As time moved on and railroads merged into the modern Class 1 giants, the strategic importance of Oroville was lost. With Union Pacific gaining control of Southern Pacific in the mid 1990's, the Oroville Yard fell into the shadow of the much greater J.R. Davis Yard located in Roseville, California. Today, there isn't much to see in the Oroville Yard. Besides some vintage rolling stock and a few cars bound for the Canyon Crawler, there is nothing but empty tracks. Fortunately, the mainline for the Feather River Route keeps things interesting with several thru trains passing by every day. Here, a clean UP 7687 leads a westbound grain train through the Oroville Yard. In the distance, Table Mountain with a large white "O" for Oroville stand tall above the city.