Big country. The INPOA wrap around the valley, in order to crest the pass.
When I went out after 1989, this is the location I had in mind. With the train running later than I anticipated. I end up driving another 60 miles west and getting a couple more shots. Fortunately... (more)
Chicago & North Western Railroad C44-9Ws No. 8608 and 8707 lead a 37 car North Platte to Oakland train of pigs, racks, & stacks on the former Western Pacific through Marblehead on Aug. 3, 1996.
The train rounds the large curve at Marblehead. The operation Lifesaver train in route to Northern California is flying across the Old Western Pacific main.
UP's hot St. Louis to Oakland trailers exits the big horseshoe curve at Marblehead along the old WP on Aug. 12, 1993.
UP's westbound local to Wendover, NV climbs the grade at Marblehead as it traverses the former WP Shafter Sub.
Thing really worked out for me this day. I was able to do two hobbies at once. I was on my way out to an airshow in Wendover, Utah. And on the way I was also able to catch Union Pacific heritage ... (more)
UP 1996 rounds the curve at Marblehead with the Lakeside Mountains in the background