Flying flags for the 4th of July, a sold-out Napa Valley Wine Train passes a field of grape vines.
CW 2-6-6-2 #46 and 2-8-2 #45 have crossed the summit on the California Wesern and are now going to drop down to Willits as part of a double headed excursion in June of 1974. #45 remains on the CW ... (more)
Sierra Northern GP7 134 is running long-hood forward with the Sunday Brunch train as it heads southeast running along the Sacramento River at the old Sacramento Northern location of Haviland.
Sierra's famed Rogers 4-6-0 #3 is between Cooperstown and Warnerville. It had double-headed with #8 and was now running to Warnerville for water. The yellow car is the restored "Julia Bulette" fro... (more)
A former Key System car hauls tourists along the old Sacramento Northern right of way at the Western Railroad Museum at Rio Vista.
The halcyon days of Sierra Railroad excursions were drawing to a close. Along with #3 is 2-8-0 #28 and 2-8-2 #34. Of the three, only #28 is operable today.
California Western GP-9 #64 soaks up the morning sun, while waiting to assist 2-8-2 #45 on an excursion train to Northspur and return.
California Western 2-8-2 #45 leads a special photo train up the steep grade out of Willits. CW 45 normally works out of Fort Bragg, so seeing the steamer on this part of the railroad is a real tre... (more)
California Western Railbus M300 is deep in the heart of the redwood forest at Northspur, CA. Once the passengers are off the train, they will turn on the wye, and after a short layover, will retur... (more)
Departing for trip into the redwoods.
Quincy 2-6-2T #2 works away the afternoon, pulling excursion trains on the Niles Canyon Railway. Nikon D50, Nikon 55-200
Retired January 1983, Salt Lake City, UT. Purchased and returned to service at the Niles Canyon Railway, Sunol, CA
The engineer of the NWP 3844 is easing his train over Ridge Summit on the NWP, and is about to descend the 3% grade down the hill into Redwood Valley.
Bicentennial California Western RS12 55 nears the end of its journey as it approaches Willits, CA, the eastern terminus of the line (and its connection with the Northwestern Pacific) on July 5, 19... (more)