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The old California Zephyr dome "Silver Solarium" trails on the rear end of a SP 2472 steam special in December of 2002. The dome observation looked great with the matching train of stainless steel coaches as they roll past Bayshore, California.
A Union Pacific manifest snakes its way downgrade at Alta, California in June of 2002. Lots of empty reefers are making their way back to California's central valley on the original transcontinental route.
The Sierra Railroad's freight train gently rolls downhill at Warnerville, California in March of 2000. The Sierra Railroad is threatened with the close of its two main sources of revenue, the sawmill at Sonora and the chip mill at Chinese. Nevertheless it was fun the couple of times I caught a...
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.
Amtrak's "Coast Starlight" heads southbound between Soledad and King City, California on the Coast Line in April of 2002. The train has drawn an Amtrak-California F59PHI or "rocketship" as named by the train crews for its styling.
A Union Pacific manifest heads northbound on the Coast Line at San Lucas, California in April of 2002. The fleet of UP SD70M's have just supplanted the last of the SP power. Gone are the days of SP locomotives.
Former Southern Pacific 0-6-0 number 1233 crosses the floodgates for the Sacramento River near West Sacramento, California in October of 1996. Should the river become swollen, these gates will open into the flat floodplain and onto part of the Yolo Shortline's main.
Southern Pacific caboose 4754 trails on the "Permanente Local" near Los Gatos, California in September of 1995. These were my first B&W negs, and were bullet proof after some extra development in D-76!
Cotton Belt 9664 roars up the 3% grade near Cupertino, California with the Southern Pacific "Permanente Local" in September of 1995. Lest I forgot that my shadow was beneath the train! Also from my first roll of B&W ever.
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