In June of 2005, there was still enough outbound loads to require two units on the "hill job" from McCloud to Mt. Shasta City. SD38's #37 and 36 are on the tail track of the Signal Butte switchbac... (more)
'Tagged,' 'patched' and faded -- this road-weary former SD45 is undoubtedly rough on the outside, but it was still grinding out the revenue miles for its latest owner in the spring of 2007. To ac... (more)
A UP train climbs up the grade through Mott, Ca on a nice summer day near Mt. Shasta.
McCloud Railway #38 has brought a cut of long stored box cars to Pierce where they will await later movement to the Union Pacific at Mt. Shasta City. Engineer Bob Sharrah and the #38 will spend th... (more)
This patched/unpatched ex-SP moves down 9th St. The other engine in the consist is the UP 2708. It struck me odd that this engine had wig-wag ditch lights.
A patched pair of SP units lead Q150 into Walbridge yard
A southbound hammers by Redding's Amtrak station on an already-hot morning - temperatures would be well north of 100 degrees within a few hours. 10 years after the UP takeover of SP, there are st... (more)
CORP's Weed to Hornbrook Turn is heading north on the old SP Siskiyou Line, while a summer T-storm rages in the background.
A former SP GP60, now painted up as UP 2068, leads a train north through Black Butte, Ca at the Jct of the CORP and the former SP Siskiyou Line.
1st time for me seeing UP1996 in revenue as it takes the curve north of Shasta City, you can only imaging the feeling of seeing this bright shiney engine after all the anticipation of driving 5 ho... (more)
The McCloud-Mount Shasta turn pulling through the switchback at Signal Butte, prior to backing the rest of the way to McCloud.
McCloud Railroad's last winter, at least for freight service. As I post this the McCloud is operating what will most likely be its last freight trains to Burney. Fortunately the dinner train ope... (more)
Switching at McCloud prior to a run to Mount Shasta.
A nine-hour late southbound Coast Starlight (broken rail the night before in Oregon) meanders underneath Mount Shasta, a landmark usually only seen by moonlight (if at all).
Snow on the peak of Mt. Shasta and the plow that will see plenty of work in the northern California winter. Ex US Steel S12, ready to push.