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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.
#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...
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...
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 &...
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)
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