Executive train with all C&NW equipment on the way to San Francisco.
On a crisp winter afternoon, a North Platte, NE to Fresno, CA manifest works its way through the incredible Feather River Canyon. This train is traveling half way across America (approximately 1,5... (more)
Powered by a solid set of First generation F's leading this westbound freight, making its way up the Canyon West of Pulga, CA on July 29, 1970.
In the depths of the Feather River Canyon, BNSF 4498 leads a Pasco-bound manifest through Tunnel 9 at Bardees Bar. An abandoned bridge sits at the bottom of the canyon. Damaged by fire and rain, t... (more)
With recent rains, the normally docile Feather River has become a streak of whitewater. Waterfalls appear as small creeks cascade a hundred feet down the rocky cliffs of the canyon. This scene is ... (more)
Dwarfed by the vertical cliffs of the Feather River Canyon, this heavy westbound coal train slowly makes its way through Tunnel 9 at Pulga. The Feather River Route is an incredible and unique piec... (more)
While this may appear to have been captured by a drone, I can confirm it wasn't. In this shot, a heavy westbound manifest en route from North Platte, NE to Fresno, California follows alongside the... (more)
Fire & Ice. This image was captured only three months after the devastating Camp Fire tore through the mountains of Eastern Butte County. A cold winter storm had snow-capped the now blacken... (more)
There is no easy route through the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Trains coming to and from Northern California must contend with some of the most hostile and scenic trackage anywhere in the country.
On a late July evening in Northern California, Union Pacific 3002 drags an 814' rock train through the Feather River Canyon at Pulga. The fifteen hopper cars were loaded with ballast just twenty m... (more)
BNSF freight approaches Pulga Ca.
The Union Pacific 7477 is the sole leader of a 14,800 ton coal train. Lately, it seems Union Pacific has opted for longer, heavier trains with less power in order to improve the operating ratio. H... (more)
"No man will ever be fool enough to build a railroad through the Feather River Canyon" - Collis P. Huntington The Feather River Canyon is home to steep cliffs, loose rocks and tough railr... (more)
Early morning BNSF train nearing Pulga deep in Feather River Canyon.
BNSF makes a colorful showing at Pulga in Feather River Canyon.