An EUASM on the Modoc Line awaits the arrival of a westbound at Flanigan, Nevada so it can proceed east on the former Western Pacific. The "westbound" turned out to be a track inspector... (more)
The sixth eastbound train on the Modoc Line after the SP/DRGW merger descends Viewland Hill near Wendel, California. Mothballed between Wendel and Alturas, California in January 1987, the Modoc wa... (more)
One of the first eastbound trains on the Modoc Line after the SP/DRGW merger nears a crew change at Wendel, California.
About ten miles out of Alturas, an eastbound train on the Modoc Line rolls at track speed. When the train reaches Likely, the climb to Sage Hen summit will begin.
An eastbound train on the Modoc Line disturbs the peace of a quiet Sunday morning in Likely, California. A standpipe for refilling steam locomotive tenders with water was probably the reason for ... (more)
An eastbound lumber drag crosses the Madeline Plains on Southern Pacific's Modoc Line. Most of the traffic was off the Siskiyou in Plate C cars. This resulted in many trains with nice, uniform ap... (more)
Just after sunrise, the fifth eastbound train over the Modoc Line following the DRGW/SP merger nears Karlo siding in the high desert.
Led by a Union Pacific unit, a Southern Pacific train departs Klamath Falls on the Modoc Line. It was the first time I had ever caught a UP unit leading an SP train. Since UP ultimately abandoned ... (more)
An eastbound train on the Modoc Line arrives at Alturas. There will be no pick up today, so the train will continue on 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.
The temperature is in single digits as a manifest heads east on the Modoc Line.
One of the first trains on the Modoc Line after the SP/Rio Grande merger descends the grade eastbound from Sage Hen. The last train ran here in summer 1997; this is now a hiking trail.
A lumber drag highballs Alturas, heading for Wendel on the Modoc Line.
An eastbound lumber drag on the Modoc Line climbs the grade to Sage Hen summit.
An eastbound train on the Modoc Line is approaching the crew change at Wendel. The line had reopened to through traffic three days earlier when Rio Grande and SP merged.