California Western GP-9 #64 soaks up the morning sun, while waiting to assist 2-8-2 #45 on an excursion train to Northspur and return.
California Western 2-8-2 #45 simmers in front of the Willits depot, before pulling an excursion train to Northspur and return.
California Western 2-8-2 #45 leads a special photo train up the steep grade out of Willits. CW 45 normally works out of Fort Bragg, so seeing the steamer on this part of the railroad is a real tre... (more)
CFNR SD-9's 201 and 203, along with a GP15-1, lead a train south out of Willits and up Ridge Hill on a cold and beautiful spring day along the north coast of California.
The engineer of the NWP 3844 is easing his train over Ridge Summit on the NWP, and is about to descend the 3% grade down the hill into Redwood Valley.
Having just come around the second horseshoe curve on Ridge Hill, CFNR 201 south his about to cross under Hwy 101 at Overpass. The train has about another 2 miles of hard climbing before reatching... (more)
It's about time to call it a day for this North Coast crew, as they complete their switching in Willits yard. Later in the day, an SP crew will take the lumber that the NCR has brought south from ... (more)
Bicentennial California Western RS12 55 nears the end of its journey as it approaches Willits, CA, the eastern terminus of the line (and its connection with the Northwestern Pacific) on July 5, 19... (more)
A brace of former Espee SD9E's, freshly dressed up in NWPs spiffy paint scheme. However, in just a short time the NWPs luck would hit a downward spiral that would end up in eventual bankruptcy.