July 20th marked the debut run for SP 9010 after an 11 year restoration by Niles Canyon Railway volunteers. On a last minute whim I went ahead and purchased tickets to ride on the Pro Railfan Run-... (more)
SP 9010 coupled up to SP 5472 and a line of several locomotives being towed out of Birghtside Yards by SP 1423 in preparation for the beginning of the showcase of the partially finished SP 9010.
Glorious early August late afternoon photographing and having an adventure of chasing the Western Pacific excursion, hosted by the Niles Canyon Railway. One of the preserved WP locomotives, WP 713... (more)
It's a "Southern Pacific Heritage Train!" SP 5472 leads the "Southern Pacific Day Excursion" through the trackage of the Niles Canyon Railway Museum while in a late Summer sett... (more)
See the trailer for the video here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWlxhNuwSofkdFufpoRPf0g
It is September 7th, 2015 and it is the final day of excursions for Southern Pacific 2472 on the Niles... (more)
One of my best diesel shots from the GGRM's final public weekend of excursions in Niles Canyon, this one taken at the beginning on Labor Day morning. Just the same as the first day, Fairbanks Mors... (more)
SP 2472 rolls through Brightside on what may very well be its final day of operation on the Niles Canyon Railway
SP #2472 heads towards Sunol to pick up passengers for the first run of the day.
SP 2472 rolls through Brightside heading back to Sunol with the first train of the day on what may be its final weekend of public operation on the Niles Canyon Railway
Labor day weekend though the canyon with Southern Pacific 2472. On its journey west, 2472 steams though the teo crossings just before entering brightside yard.
Upon exiting yard limits at Brightside, SP 5472 and SP 5623 dash downhill into the depths of Niles Canyon, following approximately 5 minutes behind the daylight limited excursion.
SP 5623 and 5472 are in between Brightside and Sunol as they run light to Niles on the Niles Canyon Railway
SP 5472 and 5623 lead a train of passengers through Brightside on the Niles Canyon Railway
After a series of switching moves, WP 713 backs up towards the mainline switch in the Brightside yard. 713 will then take the main to get to the other side of the yard, where it will be shut down ... (more)
WP 713 leads the last train of the day through a S-Curve near Brightside on the way to Niles