A cold winter storm begins to break up as the #12 pulls a four-pack of loads from the Sierra Pacific Mill in Quincy. Sitting in a valley at only 3,500', Quincy is often spared from the harshness o... (more)
For over 100 years, the Quincy Railroad has connected the small mountain town of Quincy, California with the outside world. When the Western Pacific Railroad built the Feather River Route in the e... (more)
The Quincy Railroad forwards empty log flats to the UP interchange at Wendel. The cars were used to haul fire salvage logs from Arizona to Sierra Pacific's sawmill at Susanville.
A train of Arizona fire salvage logs departs Wendel for Susanville. This was our chase on the day before Winterail 2003.
A train of fire-damaged salvage logs from Arizona crosses US 395 on the former SP Susanville branch. The logs would be milled at the Sierra Pacific plant in Susanville.
Both Quincy Railroad locomotives are shown at the Sierra Pacific mill in Susanville. The operation to move Arizona fire-salvage logs to supply the mill there was the last hurrah for the old SP bra... (more)
It's the last run for the Quincy Railroad on their line between Susanville and Wendel, Ca.
On the last day of operations, a view through the Quincy Railroad engine house at Susanville shows the number 12, ready to depart with the last loads, as the 1100 sits quietly in the dark.
The Quincy RR job drops downhill after making a set off at Quincy Jct for the Union Pacific. The engine, owned by Sierra Pacific Industries, is returning to the lumber mill in Quincy.
Quincy Railroad #12 is picking up empty centerbeams to take back to Susanville. The track going off into the distance is the remains of the Modoc Line which had been dismantled North of Wendel.
Quincy Railroad's Susanville division's #12 is delivering loaded centerbeams to Wendel, CA and the UP interchange. This is on the SP's Modoc line, by now truncated. Only a few weeks remain for the... (more)
Quincy RR 12 does some light switching at the Portola RR Museum as a nearby fire plumes smoke into the nice afternoon sky.
Quincy Railroad #12 makes a trip around the half-loop at the Portola Rail Museum, being used in the weekend 'Rent-A-Locomotive' program.