The BNSF managers' special creeps up the 12-mph trackage of the Gateway Sub just north of the Keddie Wye
The BNSF managers' special departs UP tracks and enters the BNSF Gateway Sub. via the north leg of the Keddie Wye.
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.
A BN trackage-rights train westbound on UP's Canyon Sub at Pulga. The upper bridge is for automobiles, as the tracks and the highway trade sides of the canyon here.
GP-20 #2001 smokes it up for the fans at the Portola Railroad Museum's annual Railfan Photographer Day.
The Portola Museum train works its way home, shown here taking the siding at James for a meet with a westbound stack train.
Carol and Chuck bring the locomotive back to the barn after hauling lumber loads up the grade to interchange with the UP at Quincy Junction.
The crew watches while the Challenger is serviced and waits for a meet with eastbound revenue traffic.
The Challenger westbound along the waters of the Feather River near Cresta.
The Challenger rolls westbound through Blairsden at daybreak.
Faded but not forgotten, a WP herald on a steel boxcar in the collection of the Portola Railroad Museum, Portola, CA.
Near the west end of the Serpentine Canyon, a BNSF freight eases downgrade on the UP Canyon Sub toward Rich Bar
BNSF 4934 departs home rails and creeps out onto the Keddie Wye, now westbound on the UP Canyon Subdivision
A BNSF train waits at the end of the BN Gateway Sub before entering the UP Canyon Sub westbound at Keddie.