An Amtrak Siemens ALC42 leading the northbound Coast Starlight at track speed through the small town of Macdoel with Mt Shasta clear in the background.
An eastbound manifest rolls through the Butte Valley, in the shadow of Mount Shasta. The Friendly Southern Pacific has just a little over a year of independence remaining.
The Coast Starlight flies low across Butte Valley on Memorial Day weekend 1994.
Next to a cattle ranch at Sheep Mountain Road Crossing a bouquet rests near the tracks as a memorial of some sort. The question comes to mind: is it a tribute to whom...or to what?
My take (re: Reed Skyllingstad's photo) of another BNSF train detouring down UP's Natron Cut-off. A semaphore-like old snag s... (more)
On the way to Railfair 1981 at Sacramento and the dedication of the California State Railroad Museum. SP SDP45 #3208 is cut in behind 4449's tender as they climb thru Bray.
Still exhibiting signs of the snow encountered in Oregon, a hot trailer train races southward in the morning of Election Day 2008.
An on-time Coast Starlight is on the tangent between MacDoel and Dorris, CA. A looming and chilly Mt. Shasta watches over the Butte Valley.