As morning clouds slowly clear, the northbound Coast Starlight navigates through the never-ending curves along the flanks of Mount Shasta between Hotlum and Andesite.
During my five days spent at Mount Shasta, I attempted this shot every single evening, and due to clouds and/or trains not coming at the right time, it was not until the evening of the final day t... (more)
The sun was just coming off the northeastern horizon when I first made out the distant silhouette of a train through my binoculars, having just began the descent from Grass Lake. At that point, Mo... (more)
7 engines help power this Roseville, CA to Hinkle, OR manifest freight towards the summit of Grass Lake, passing by Mt. Shasta in the process on 6/21/13.
UP 5520 leaves Mt. Shasta behind at Cougar, CA as it heads towards the summit at Grass Lake with a Roseville, CA to Eastport, ID(CP Interchange) manifest freight on 6/21/13. This time of year the ... (more)
Amtrak 91 leads a 3 hour late train #14 across the Dry Creek Trestle near Black Butte, CA on 6/21/13. The train struck a trespasser in Chico, CA earlier in the morning, and was dog caught at Black... (more)
Amtrak #14 heads north near the base of Mt. Shasta at Cougar, CA on 6/30/13. Code line is still in use on this section of the UP Black Butte Sub.
Grinding upgrade into the Mt. Shasta foothills, a detoured BNSF manifest leaves the fertile Butte Valley behind as it enters Kegg siding to wait for a northbound UP train. UP's Black Butte Sub st... (more)
Fort Worth, we have a problem. Diesel fuel cascades from the walkway of BNSF 4019 as it departs Grass Lake, CA, following a stop to shut down the unit. Railroad: BNSF RailwayLocomotive: GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW)Location: Grass Lake, California, USALocomotive #: BNSF 4019Train ID: H-BARPAS1-20DPhoto Date: June 22, 2013
Mount Shasta and Shastina tower over the Butte Valley as Amtrak's Coast Starlight blasts northward at 79mph on a spectacular summer morning. The searchlights and code line are living on bo... (more)
Storm clouds gather over Mount Shasta as a BNSF detour train grinds upgrade toward Grass Lake summit.