A northbound Great Western train heads for Lakeview, Oregon on the Lake County Railroad. The train is passing Chimney Rock, site of a pioneer cabin a few miles north of Alturas, California.
Great Western's train from Lakeview arrives at the SP interchange in Alturas.
About ten miles out of Alturas, an eastbound train on the Modoc Line rolls at track speed. When the train reaches Likely, the climb to Sage Hen summit will begin.
Goose Lake Railway train LVPD (Lakeview to Portland, OR) eases alongside the Pit River as the canyon winds it way toward Alturas, CA. It was carrying 10 perlite loads, 3 loaded wood chip cars and... (more)
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.
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)
On the Road to Alturas - Under threatening skies a view of a cattle crossing on the former Southern Pacific Modoc Line looking east towards Alturas California from the grade crossing at Cle... (more)
The weekly train from Lakeview to Alturas passes Chimney Rock on a summer morning. Clearly, when the Nevada-California-Oregon narrow gauge came through, someone had to move.
The Great Western heads for the SP interchange at Alturas, with a train of forest products from Lakeview, Oregon.
Late on a summer evening, SP's Lakeview Local nears Alturas on the Lakeview Branch. In January 1986, this trackage would be sold to Lake County, Oregon.
A lumber drag highballs Alturas, heading for Wendel on the Modoc Line.
A Modoc Northern train enters Alturas, CA on the former SP Lakeview Branch. The caboose was ex-DRGW.
Under storm clouds and late afternoon sun, a northbound train heads up the remote Modoc line just north of Crest between Wendel and Alturas in northwestern California. This shortcut between Oreg... (more)
A southbound Modoc Northern train on the old SP/NCO line to Lakeview rolls along the Pit River. MNRR went out of business less than a year later.