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  1. CPKirkie

    Comment by 'CPKirkie' in media 'WDTX 1403'

    Ready to depart Duckville. Nice.
  2. Honey, this doesn't look like Salinas

    Honey, this doesn't look like Salinas

    The southbound Coast Starlight is over ten hours late after a detour over the Oregon Trunk at Gibson, California. A tunnel fire in Oregon's Cascades necessitated the reroute. The UP locomotive on the point was added at Portland due to the cab signal system in the Columbia River Gorge. Next...
  3. CPKirkie

    Comment by 'CPKirkie' in media 'Santa Fe Train #18'

    Interesting - ATSF train 18 would be the combined El Capitan/Super Chief. Although this train has two big warbonnet FP45s, the three coaches directly behind the power are odd. You have to wonder if this section of the train was a special move, such as bringing Boy Scouts back from New Mexico.
  4. It was loud

    It was loud

    A westbound lumber drag grinds through Steinman, Oregon on the climb to Siskiyou Summit. October 5, 1986
  5. The Good Old Days

    The Good Old Days

    A Phoenix-bound Z train rolls past the American Orient Express at Williams, Arizona. September 20, 1996
  6. Highball the Interchange

    Highball the Interchange

    A Willamette Valley Railway train rolls away from the Union Pacific interchange in Woodburn, Oregon during February 1997.
  7. Museum Piece

    Museum Piece

    The SD45-2T now preserved at the California State Railroad Museum rolls toward Oregon on the Siskiyou Line. June 19, 1990.
  8. CPKirkie

    Comment by 'CPKirkie' in media 'Southbound Detour'

    Excellent! Much better to get this shot in the fall, when the summer heat waves don't kill you.
  9. Heading for the barn

    Heading for the barn

    A train on the East Portland Traction Company rolls past the former Union Pacific 4-6-2 on display at Oaks Park in Portland. The steamer is now at the ORHF Enginehouse.
  10. Well, Look at that!

    Well, Look at that!

    An Amtrak special for AAPRCO changes crews at BN South Klamath Yard in Klamath Falls, Oregon.
  11. CPKirkie

    Some photos of my railfanning around the East Bay

    Enjoy your shots Last August, we stayed three nights on the 9th floor of the Emeryville Hyatt House. I sure liked the show on the Capitol Corridor. Nice photos!
  12. New Paint

    New Paint

    Former Southern Pacific business cars Sunset and Stanford trail Amtrak's Coast Starlight, wearing new yellow paint for Union Pacific.
  13. Once upon a time

    Once upon a time

    Passengers await departure time for Amtrak's Pioneer, when UP's Salt Lake City station was still a railroad station.
  14. Frozen trash

    Frozen trash

    On a frigid afternoon, the northbound Napa Valley trash train blows some snow.
  15. Fun on the City of Prineville

    Fun on the City of Prineville

    The Mount Emily Shay crosses US 26 with a photo freight.
  16. Desert Warbonnet

    Desert Warbonnet

    A westbound ATSF stack train climbs away from Needles. BNSF was just two months away.
  17. Home Sweet Home

    Home Sweet Home

    Built 45 years earlier by EMD for Great Northern to work out of Klamath Falls on the Oregon, California & Eastern, BNSF 6126 (ex-GN 599) works home turf in Klamath Falls.  
  18. Future? What future?

    Future? What future?

  19. Flamboyant


    The world's most flashy MRS-1 departs Montague with a freight train. Sadly, the locomotive was cut up a few years later.
  20. Up the tail track

    Up the tail track

    A McCloud Railway "Hill Job" is advancing up the tail track at the Signal Butte switchback. Once the caboose clears the turnout, the train will reverse direction and begin backing toward Mount Shasta City. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.