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.
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)
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.
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)
The Newberg Turn passes a Little League softball game on a sunny Northwest spring day.
A northbound Great Western train heads for Lakeview, Oregon on the Lake County Railroad. The train is passing Chimney Rock, site of a pioneer cabin a few miles north of Alturas, California.
A westbound train on the Siskiyou Line rolls across the Shasta Valley, late on a spring afternoon.
The Louisiana Worlds Fair Daylight highballs Grass Lake siding on the Shasta Route. Former Great Northern observation "Appekunny Mountain" looked right at home on the rear, as its big w... (more)
An empty garbage train rolls west in the Columbia River Gorge. Sadly, the crew wyed the power at Wishram.
Oregon, California & Eastern's westbound Bly Turn climbs Dairy Hill around 17 miles from tie-up at Klamath Falls. No one knew it at the time, but the railroad would cease hauling logs within two y... (more)