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This SP local is in a minor jam. It was trying to run-around its train by allowing the cars to roll downhill via gravity. A crew member was using the handbrakes to avoid a runaway. The problem; the cut didn't roll far enough to clear the turnout. The SD-9 gingerly crept forward to nudge (tap)...
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.
SP 9500, freshly out of a GRIP rebuild, rests at Dunsmuir, California during the summer of 1986. In a short time, the unit was renumbered to 6767 in anticipation of the SPSF merger. Despite the efforts of the crew, the unit would not start.
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