An eastbound manifest on the Modoc Line reverses direction at Likely Loop. The train is just starting the climb to the summit at Sage Hen, twelve miles and 880 feet of elevation distant.
An eastbound on the Modoc Line winds up for the short climb out of Mud Flat to Viewland. Once this modest grade is scaled, it will be all downhill to the crew change at Wendel.
Power for a Modoc Line train has paused to pickup eastbound traffic at Alturas. Lumber loads from Lakeview, Oregon off the Great Western generally went to eastern markets.
Having crossed the Madeline Plains, an EUASM begins the climb to Crest siding. This site is near Ravendale on SP's Modoc Line. It had been less than two months since the SP/Rio Grande merger.
Less than two months after the Southern Pacific/Rio Grande merger, an eastbound lumber drag on the Modoc Line passes the water tower at Madeline. One of the first actions taken after the merger wa... (more)
Rio Grande's first of 26 SD45s has been serviced and awaits a call to serve east out of Roper Yard. The 5315 was built by EMD for the D&RGW in January 1967 and was retired by the SP in July 1994. ... (more)
A westbound freight awaits the passage of the Rio Grande Zephyr in Colorado's scenic Glenwood Canyon.