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  1. Filthy at Worden

    Filthy at Worden

    A long Union Pacific manifest rolls westward on the Black Butte Sub near Worden, Oregon in October of 2004. UP of course has only provided the best for the head end on this autumn day! :p
  2. Upgrade at Shasta Retreat

    Upgrade at Shasta Retreat

    A pair of Union Pacific locomotives lug a manifest up the Sacramento River Canyon near Shasta Retreat, California in May of 2003.
  3. Mount Shasta from Upton

    Mount Shasta from Upton

    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.
  4. Big Macs at Grass Lake

    Big Macs at Grass Lake

    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.
  5. For sale: GE 25T

    For sale: GE 25T

    #1501 worked for Alberta Sugar out of Picture Butte from 1956 to 1979, when the plant closed. He was then transferred to Taber, lasting there until 1997, relieved by Manitoba Sugar GE 45T when the respective Winnipeg plant closed. The unit was then sold to Canadian Railserve LTD, likely working...
  6. AMTRAK 107 WEST

    AMTRAK 107 WEST

    Amtrak 107 with train 7 the Empire Builder, makes a stop at Butte Montana July 24/73.
  7. #25's tender

    #25's tender

    A pic. from the back of #25's tender. Its tender looks like its actually in fairly good condition (unlike the roof of the cab, where the paint is pealing off)
  8. Northern Pacific 2-8-0 #25

    Northern Pacific 2-8-0 #25

    Northern Pacific 2-8-0 #25 on display outside the Butte civic center
  9. Looking through the window

    Looking through the window

    a pic. looking out of the window of the Copper King Express. You can see BNSF's line cross under RARW's in the distance. RARW's tracks also cross Silver Bow Creek, which became known as $hit creek due to the water becoming so polluted by the smelting in Anaconda, which also caused the creek to...
  10. Front of #25

    Front of #25

    the front of Northern Pacific 2-8-0 #25, on display at the Butte Civic Center.
  11. RARW #302

    RARW #302

    Raurs #302 in Butte, getting ready to take the Copper King express back to Anaconda.
  12. Great Northern's Butte Depot

    Great Northern's Butte Depot

    Great Northern's station in Butte, Mt. Sadly, I didn't get a chance to go in it & look around because I was too busy outside taking pictures of the Copper King Express & the locomotives pulling it (we only had about 10 min. & you expect me to fit both taking pics. of the train &amp...
  13. Rarus Geeps in Butte

    Rarus Geeps in Butte

    Rarus GP9 #302 & GP7 #301 head to the other end of the Copper King Express to get ready to head back to Anaconda.
  14. The Copper King Express

    The Copper King Express

    Rarus Railway's Copper King Express stopped in Butte for the turn around to head back to Anaconda. The 2 cars are named "Butte The Mining City" & "Anaconda The Smelting City"
  15. RARW GP7 #301 @ Butte

    RARW GP7 #301 @ Butte

    RARW #301 trails GP9 #302 at Butte as they get ready to pull the Copper King Express back towards Anaconda.
  16. Rarus Geeps at Butte

    Rarus Geeps at Butte

    RARW GP9 #302 (in the lead) & GP7 #301 make their way to the other end of the Copper King Express in order to get ready to head back to Anaconda.
  17. Rarus GP7 #301

    Rarus GP7 #301

    GP9 #302 (in front, not visible in this pic.) & GP7 #301 get ready to head back to Anaconda with the Copper King Express. Notice how #301 has the top-mounted "torpedo tubes".
  18. BA&P axle

    BA&P axle

    An old BA&P (Butte, Anaconda, & Pacific) axle sits outside the museum/gift shop in Anaconda.
  19. Rarus GP9 #302

    Rarus GP9 #302

    Rarus Railway GP9 #302 & GP7 #301 (not visible in this picture) get ready to couple up to the other end of the Copper King Express for the trip back to Anaconda. #302 is equipped with Dynamic braking & a Nathan/Airchime K5LA airhorn (not sure, but I don't think the K5 was its original horn)
  20. Butte streetcar

    Butte streetcar

    An old steet car (probably ex. BA&P [Butte, Anaconda, & Pacific]) sits on display out in the parking lot of the Berkley Pit Viewing Area.




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