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.