The Dunsmuir set of helpers heads south down the hill to tie on to the second section of a long northbound. Long trains are split for the run up or down the hill and then reassembled.
Just like a lot of us got our start with the fascination of trains, a young boy and his mom watch the departure of a manifest from Dunsmuir California.
A set of Helpers await the next assignment spotted next to the old Southern Pacific Turntable in the town of Dunsmuir California.
Amtrak no. 14, the northbound Coast Starlight, running 5 plus hours late arrives at the Dunsmuir Amtrak Station. Dunsmuir is a true railroad town. In 1887,the Central Pacific completed the line t... (more)
The brakeman and engineer on a helper locomotive watch the Louisiana World's Fair Daylight pass by in Dunsmuir, California. The T-2 is only four years old. Thanks to the "EL PASO" lettering on t... (more)
A mixed freight pulls out of a winding route along the Sacramento River with Mount Shasta standing tall in the background.
UP 5334 leads a mixed freight along the Sacramento River outside of Dunsmuir, CA. The train is about to round the bend and cross the river at the infamous Cantara Loop, the site in 1991 of a derai... (more)
Mixed Manifest with Union Pacific 2550 leading, waits for the crew change at Dunsmuir. After the crew exchanges information, the new crew will finish taking the train southbound downhill and acro... (more)
The northbound Coast Starlight is nearing its next passenger stop at Dunsmuir.
A couple of Cadillacs lay over until the start of the work week.
Over eight hours late due to a detour on the Oregon Trunk, the southbound Coast Starlight rolls through the Sacramento River Canyon.
Hours late, the Coast Starlight is about to reach the end of the climb out of the Sacramento River Canyon, around 20 minutes after departing Dunsmuir.
A Union Pacific Z passes through the Shasta Retreat, the site of a historic resort area that brought people to Dunsmuir.
SP 9018 West eases out of town after making a crew change at Dunsmuir.
Two brand-new SD70Ms make a move at the west end of Dunsmuir Yard.