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  1. Two at Texum

    Two at Texum

    Southern Pacific\'s PTLAT meets Amtrak\'s Coast Starlight at Texum siding near Klamath Falls, Oregon.
  2. Surprise Starlight

    Surprise Starlight

    Sporting three different locomotive models in three different paint schemes, the Coast Starlight rolls through Penoyar, California in September 1995. Next stop: Klamath Falls.
  3. Very late snow

    Very late snow

    Despite the snow to the west on Shasta Bally, this manifest is entering Redding on May Day.
  4. Not enough to clear the turnout

    Not enough to clear the turnout

    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)...
  5. What does not fit in this photo?

    What does not fit in this photo?

    A BNSF reroute arrives at Grass Lake, CA on UP's Shasta Route.
  6. Filthy at Worden

    Filthy at Worden

    A long Union Pacific manifest rolls westward on the Black Butte Sub near Worden, Oregon in October of 2004. UP of course has only provided the best for the head end on this autumn day! :p
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Big Macs at Grass Lake

    Big Macs at Grass Lake

    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.
  10. Trashy power, trashy train

    Trashy power, trashy train

    The southbound Napa garbage empties depart Klamath Falls for Dunsmuir.
  11. Better Days at Cantara

    Better Days at Cantara

    The Louisiana World's Fair Daylight crosses the Sacramento River on Cantara Loop near Dunsmuir, CA.
  12. Better Late than Never II

    Better Late than Never II

    Amtrak 11, the Coast Starlight, is over thirteen hours late as it crosses the Dry Canyon Trestle near Hotlum, CA in September 2002.
  13. An early experiment in soundproofing

    An early experiment in soundproofing

    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.
  14. Abendrot SP

    Abendrot SP

    Evening red on the SP Shasta Route
  15. Mt. Shasta Moon Rise

    Mt. Shasta Moon Rise

    1997 'neath Shasta
  16. Klamath Lake Sunset

    Klamath Lake Sunset

    Sunset at Klamath Lake, Algoma, OR 09 July 1999 Image: 2004 M. Ross Valentine
  17. Shasta Centennial CinderPath

    Shasta Centennial CinderPath

    UP #6936 with Mt. Shasta July 15, 1999 M. Ross Valentine Photo
  18. "Devil's Garden"

    "Devil's Garden"

    1999- on the former SP Shasta Route through the Devil's Garden Image 2003 M.Ross Valentine
  19. Salt Creek Bridge

    Salt Creek Bridge

    Southern Pacific 4-8-4 No.4449 leads a southbound excursion over Salt Creek, an arm of Lake Shasta in California, on its way to Railfair in Sacramento in 1991. 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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