The Sierra Nevada Mountains stand between California and the outside world. Within the 400 miles of these rugged, steep mountains, are two railroad routes. The southern route, Donner Pass, climbs ... (more)
A Roger Puta Photograph
Heading westbound down the Feather River Canyon, back to the Bay Area, the Domes To Portola consist heads into the double track of Sloat.
Amtrak 137 pulls the Domes To Portola consist down to the Keddie Wye to turn the train for the trip back down the canyon and its return to Emeryville.
UP 7600 leads this detouring ZNPOA at Sloat on the Canyon Sub.
UP 844 is getting close to the end of her run through the Feather River Canyon as she steams east at the west switch of Sloat.
3 AC44s Elephant Style leading a long Manifest at Sloat
The UP's E-Units glide downgrade along the Feather River Route at Sloat, Ca, while running it's sencond trip of the day from Portola to Keddie and return.
EB stacks creep slowly down the main at Sloat. A WB manifest was coming up the siding a half mile east.
WB UP manifest slowly creeping down the west end of Sloat Siding.
As the rain comes pouring down the engineer of the westbound Grain train waves to the crew of the east bound stack train. Due to the heavy rain both trains had highrailers traveling about 5 min ah... (more)
UP 6943 was retired in May, 1985, traded in to EMD and scrapped in August, 1986. Kodachrome 64, Minolta XG-M, Rokkor 50mm f2.