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An eastbound freight grinds uphill at Upton, California with Mount Shasta in the background during February of 2003. Normally this location would be covered in snow, but it was a mild winter that year.
One of Union Pacific's flawed SD90MAC's takes a short eastbound freight through Grass Lake, California on the Shasta Route in August of 2002. The big EMD's are all in the scrap pile just a about a decade after their construction.
Amtrak Cascades Train #506 races north after crossing over from Main #1 to Main #2 at MP 111 crossovers. The train is about 10-12 minutes away from it's next stop at Kelso, Washington. The sun just happened to show when the train was coming into view, so I converted it into black & white.
Fences have always added something to railroads- be it keeping away trespassers or preventing rocks from falling onto the rails, they have always been there. Sometimes, they are simply annoyances, but, sometimes, like in this case, they become a major else.
A Black Mesa & Lake Powell train rolls west with a coal train in the late afternoon with several E60's and E60C's on the front. This isolated 78 mile railroad is situated in northern Arizona for the purpose of hauling coal from a mine to a power plant.
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