With over forty cars in tow, Union Pacific 2008 leads a lengthy Canyon Crawler out of the siding at Elsey. In the distance, you can see the picturesque Butte Valley, home to the one and only Butt... (more)
292.2 Miles From San Francisco. There are still traces of the Western Pacific Railroad hidden deep in the mountains of Northern California. Out here, searchlight signals still dominate the ... (more)
As we travel down the steep grade from the Feather River Canyon to the California Valley, we get a glimpse of our lead motor, Western Pacific 2001. Western Pacific 2001 has done a great job taking... (more)
The cold damp weather makes for a nice plume of steam trailing the UP 844
UP 844 with the hammer down crosses the Clio trestle enroute to Portola.
BNSF 5192 emerges East out of Tunnel 32 and crosses the Keddie wye on a very slow holiday for chasing trains!
The FRRS special to dunsmuirs waits at a red signal looking like a lionel toy train from this vantage point and with the almost erie setting of forest and rock, as it waits for an approaching BNSF... (more)
UP 9417 Pulls up to a stop at the Portola yard for a crew change
UP 5419 leads a long stack train headed west over the Keddie Wye
BNSF 5088 crosses Spanish Creek heading North to Oregon
Due to a malfunctioning engine on a west bound BNSF train, several UP and BNSF freights were tied up this afternoon near Belden. Here we see the 2nd of 2 BNSF trains finally making the move North ... (more)
BNSF 5088 crosses the Keddie Wye enroute to Oregon on the Feather River Route
UP 9498 double stack heads west under Hwy 70 towards Oroville