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  1. SP 1930

    SP 1930

    Near Dallesport, WA
  2. Abandoned Bridge

    Abandoned Bridge

    This was on a spur to a sawmill in Oakridge, OR. It was abandoned in place when the mill closed years ago.
  3. Abandoned Southern Pacific Right of Way

    Abandoned Southern Pacific Right of Way

    Near Hampton, OR. This was abandoned during construction of Lookout Point Dam.
  4. SP 4734

    SP 4734

    This caboose is based in Salem, OR and is used most on the Salem Switcher which works north to Woodburn. It is also sometimes used on the Kraft Switcher which works south to Kraft Inc south of Albany.
  5. It was loud

    It was loud

    A westbound lumber drag grinds through Steinman, Oregon on the climb to Siskiyou Summit. October 5, 1986
  6. Museum Piece

    Museum Piece

    The SD45-2T now preserved at the California State Railroad Museum rolls toward Oregon on the Siskiyou Line. June 19, 1990.
  7. New Paint

    New Paint

    Former Southern Pacific business cars Sunset and Stanford trail Amtrak's Coast Starlight, wearing new yellow paint for Union Pacific.
  8. Frozen trash

    Frozen trash

    On a frigid afternoon, the northbound Napa Valley trash train blows some snow.
  9. Future? What future?

    Future? What future?

  10. Sunset Route Westman

    Sunset Route Westman

    A westbound train departs Lordsburg, NM in 1988.
  11. Last poster

    Last poster

    A member of the circus throws a poster off the train near Castella, CA in 1989.
  12. UP 8121 SD90MAC

    UP 8121 SD90MAC

  13. DRGW 5371 SD40T-2

    DRGW 5371 SD40T-2

  14. UP 8123 SD90MAC

    UP 8123 SD90MAC

  15. Down the Gulch

    Down the Gulch

    A Modoc Line train descends Howards Gulch in October 1988.
  16. Right Turn at Geer

    Right Turn at Geer

    An extra West Stayton Turn rolls through Geer, OR in February 1993. By month end, this trackage would be operated by the Willamette Valley Railway.
  17. The circus is aloft

    The circus is aloft

    The Barnum and Bailey circus takes in the Shasta Route.
  18. That new locomotive smell

    That new locomotive smell

    Brand new SSW 9701 helps pull the "Shasta Daylight 1990" excursion in the Sacramento River Canyon.
  19. Highball Grass Lake

    Highball Grass Lake

    A Union Pacific Z train with Southern Pacific power leaves the siding at Grass Lake on the Black Butte Subdivision.
  20. Snack time

    Snack time

    Southern Pacific\'s LABRF has just been advised that the track ahead is blocked by a train that suffered a UDE. The crew is heading for the Mount Hebron Store to grab a snack.

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