UPRR LRR66 SD59Xs 9919 & 9927 pull a cut of cars up the steep rise out of the switchback leading to the SPI Cedar lumber mill in Oroville.
WP 258 at Oroville, CA 1950. Unkown photographer from my collection.
With their trip down the Feather River Canyon complete, the crew of the LRR65-22 is almost done for the day as they move their train's power back toward their parking spot adjacent to the Oroville... (more)
Western Pacific GE U30B 758, renumbered 3058 in 1970.
The westbound California Zephyr arriving at the Oroville depot on September 19, 1969. No photohrapher listed on slide.
Westbound WP train off Highline meeting eastbound WP train Kramm siding north of Oroville
Just another pair of GP 35's at WP's Oroville, CA, engine facility. But, what are the odds of consecutively numbered in two different paint schemes?
A Union Pacific Stack passes Union Pacific No. 844 while on overnight Display in Oroville Ca. Tomorrow the big 4-8-4 heads up the Feather River Canyon to Portola Ca.
The WP Doesn't Come By Here Much Anymore...But The UP Does. Framed between a pair of steam-era, Western Pacific searchlight signals still earning their keep - Union Pacific 2592 leads a Nor... (more)
With its morning trip home almost complete, UP's LRR65 drops downgrade past the Thermalito Diversion Dam and Powerplant as it passes some fall foliage while skirting the Feather River just east of... (more)
Still Not As Busy As The WP. The yard at Oroville is bustling with activity this afternoon as two...count um...TWO trains are in the yard at the same time! A far cry from the days of the We... (more)
Oroville was once an important rail hub for both the Sacramento Northern and Western Pacific Railroads. As time moved on and railroads merged into the modern Class 1 giants, the strategic importan... (more)
DPU 7654 passes Thermalito Diversion Dam and Powerplant at Oroville.
Westbound Union Pacific hopper train passes through Oroville.
Welcome to California, Spirit of Union Pacific.