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  1. Up the tail track

    Up the tail track

    A McCloud Railway "Hill Job" is advancing up the tail track at the Signal Butte switchback. Once the caboose clears the turnout, the train will reverse direction and begin backing toward Mount Shasta City.
  2. No water today

    No water today

    The water tank at Hooper, California has seen better days. In just a few years, rail service will cease.
  3. The Long Reverse Move

    The Long Reverse Move

    A McCloud Railway train is backing into Mount Shasta City, California and the interchange with Union Pacific.
  4. Doubling the Hill

    Doubling the Hill

    The second cut of McCloud Railway's "Hill Job" climbs the 4% to the Signal Butte switchback.  That is Mount Shasta looming in the background. 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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