UP 5465 leads an eastbound stack train out of Flanigan past an old concrete phone booth along the former Southern Pacific Modoc ROW. Until it was abandoned past Flanigan in the late sixties, the M... (more)
Bringing up the rear of an eastbound stack train, a UP GEVO in DPU mode sails across the fill at milepost 399.5, west of Sano.
Having just finished the 1% climb out of the Smoke Creek Desert, a westbound stack train winds its way down from Sand Pass towards California.
Intermediate signals between Sand Pass and Sano indicate an approaching eastbound movement. CTC intermediate signals on the Winnemucca Sub will often come on an hour or two in advance of a train m... (more)
A ballast train has been tied down on the former Modoc mainline at Flanigan, as lingering debris clouds from the day's thunderstorms roll east toward the Smoke Creek desert.
Diverted onto the WP route due to track work on Donner Pass, an eastbound with loads of Toyotas from the Bay Area throttles up as it leaves the siding at Floka.
With a dozen or so railfans on hand this gorgeous April afternoon, two CNW dash nines are nearing the end of their climb out of the Smoke Creek Desert as they approach Sand Pass siding.
Nearing the top of the hill, a westbound coal train breaks the frozen silence just east of Antelope siding.
A westbound manifest toils uphill toward the summit of Antelope Hill, on UP's remote Winnemucca Sub.
Four EMD SD70Ms wheel a KG1LT around the sweeping curve at Jungo and up the grade of Antelope Hill. In the background, an eastbound coal train waits patiently in the siding.
No, it's not Tehachapi. This is Beckwourth Pass, at the headwaters of the Feather River. This westbound stacker has just crested the summit a few hundred feet back inside the tunnel.