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Photo ID: 723800

On a hot August afternoon, a Modoc Northern train descends the 2.2% grade down Howard's Gulch. The clearing in the forest was created when Southern Pacific had a nasty wreck here in the early 80s.

Railroad: Modoc Northern
Locomotive: EMD GP7
Location: Ambrose, California, USA
Locomotive #: MNRR 700
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 14, 2008


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By: Wendel Moran

Added: Jan 26, 2020

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Photo ID: 671012

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)

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: Ambrose, California, USA
Locomotive #: SP 7486
Train ID: Alturas Turn
Photo Date: February 13, 1988


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By: Wendel Moran

Added: Sep 18, 2018

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Photo ID: 609194

A westbound train on the Modoc Line crests the grade up Howard's Gulch at Ambrose. From here to tie-up at Klamath Falls, it is all downhill or level.

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD45T-2
Location: Ambrose, California, USA
Locomotive #: SP 9327
Train ID: ROEUM
Photo Date: July 05, 1989


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By: Wendel Moran

Added: Mar 08, 2017

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Photo ID: 607369

The Alturas Turn is about to crest the grade up Howard's Gulch between Canby and Ambrose. From here, it should be just a couple of hours up the Modoc Line to home at Klamath Falls.

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD9
Location: Ambrose, California, USA
Locomotive #: SP 4401
Train ID: Alturas Turn
Photo Date: December 23, 1991


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By: Wendel Moran

Added: Feb 20, 2017

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Photo ID: 606052

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)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Ambrose, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 3967
Train ID: EUASM
Photo Date: October 29, 1988


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By: Wendel Moran

Added: Feb 08, 2017

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