Imagine it's 1960. The Southern Pacific narrow gauge is on its last legs, so you decide to go photograph it on Washington's birthday. You're going to drive to the Owens Valley and chase the train ... (more)
A westbound Southern Pacific piggyback train passes Redwood Jct. Tower sometime in the 1950s. This image on SP's San Francisco Subdivision was taken by the late John E. Shaw, Jr.
The Shasta Daylight is burning up the Cal P near Elmira on a hot summer day in 1956. This image was taken by the late John E. Shaw, Jr.
A Pickering Lumber locomotive switches a caboose at Standard. This image was taken by the late John E. Shaw, Jr.
A westbound lumber drag crosses Salt Creek in the Cascade Range of Oregon.
The 1987 Siskiyou Line helper consist of the year heads west through the Shasta Valley near Gazelle. This train had an ex-BN Helm Leasing SD45, and four SP T-2s - two grey and two Kodachrome. The ... (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)
Making their last trip on the Shasta Route, SP's Morrison-Knudsen locomotives spend Christmas 1987 parked in Klamath Falls. The units were nicknamed "Popsicles" for their orange hues.
Pickering Lumber Company's three-truck Heisler number 2 reposes in the deadline at the Standard mill. Today, this locomotive is part of the collection at Travel Town in Los Angeles. This image w... (more)
Far from its original duties on the point of Amtrak passenger trains, DLMX 644 leads a freight train over the massive timber trestle near Helvetia. This rural scene is less than ten miles from dow... (more)
An eastbound train on the Modoc Line crosses Burlington Northern's former Great Northern trackage.
The Rio Grande Zephyr is serviced at Grand Junction in February 1983. The train was discontinued two months later.
The caboose of the Toledo Hauler passes the Chitwood Covered Bridge over the Yaquina River. Southern Pacific's Toledo Branch will follow the Yaquina from here to the end of the line at Toledo.
An empty garbage train rolls west in the Columbia River Gorge. Sadly, the crew wyed the power at Wishram.
The Newberg Turn passes a Little League softball game on a sunny Northwest spring day.