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  1. Green and Cream

    Green and Cream

    Heading south near Willows, CA.
  2. Ballast Regulator at Lightspeed

    Ballast Regulator at Lightspeed

    A BNSF MOW ballast regulator gets the panning treatment as it passes through Fullerton Station on a Friday evening. Fullerton, CA
  3. Amtrak 462 greeted by the moon at Fullerton Station

    Amtrak 462 greeted by the moon at Fullerton Station

    Amtrak 462 greeted by the rising moon at Fullerton Station. Fullerton, CA
  4. 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.
  5. CZ Varnish at Bayshore

    CZ Varnish at Bayshore

    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.
  6. Downhill at Alta

    Downhill at Alta

    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.
  7. Sierra Railroad foothills

    Sierra Railroad foothills

    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...
  8. Action at Castle Crags

    Action at Castle Crags

    A southbound manifest scoots downgrade at Castle Crags, California in February of 2003. This was an unusual dry year for the Mount Shasta region as there was just only a little snow at the top.
  9. 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.
  10. Cotton Belt at San Ardo

    Cotton Belt at San Ardo

    Cotton Belt 9666 leads the Union Pacific "Santa Margarita Turn" near San Ardo, California in February of 2002. Rain clouds are not far off in the distance on this day.
  11. Waterfowl and tunnel motors

    Waterfowl and tunnel motors

    The UP Roseville to San Jose manifest creeps around the curve at Alviso, California in May of 2001. Two ducks fly overhead as this is the bottom of San Francisco Bay.
  12. BNSF at Gold Run

    BNSF at Gold Run

    A BNSF trackage rights train rolls off the west slope of the Sierra Nevada at Gold Run, California in June of 2000. BNSF gets to run two trains daily over Donner Pass as per the merger agreements.
  13. Starlight with "rocketship"

    Starlight with "rocketship"

    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.
  14. UP mainfest at San Lucas

    UP mainfest at San Lucas

    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.
  15. 1233 at the floodgates

    1233 at the floodgates

    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.
  16. Rolling to Hollister

    Rolling to Hollister

    The Southern Pacific "Hollister Local" rolls towards its namesake city in September of 1996. The local has drawn a single GP40-2 for the flat and slow run on the Hollister Branch.
  17. SP Caboose to Permanente

    SP Caboose to Permanente

    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!
  18. GP60's in my shadow

    GP60's in my shadow

    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.
  19. E's on the doubletrack

    E's on the doubletrack

    Union Pacific 951 takes a business special up the Coast Line at Carandero just a few miles from Gilroy, California. The E's still took charge of the business specials as seen here in April of 2001.
  20. Oops in the Dunsmuir yard

    Oops in the Dunsmuir yard

    A BNSF detour manifest creeps through the yard at Dunsmuir, California in August of 2001. An earlier UP freight has left a present inside the UP yard on this morning! :p 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.

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