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)
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)