Railfanning Around Northern California

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Back to the FRC, shot the Oroville Express today as it headed east through Virgilia in the summer heat.



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The feather river express approaches PG&E's Poe Diversion Dam as it heads west through the Feather River Canyon in Northern California.



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BNSF 7140 east through the Serpentines.


Westbound UP train streaks through Swanston in Sacramento.


UP 8894 east leading the detoured ZOAG2 due to the derailment on the Nevada Sub.



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Ok, I've just had cataract surgery on both eyes within the last 6 weeks, so I can see now. These photos are awesome!


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Gorgeous pictures!

I was on Granite Rock #10 last weekend and should be on the Zephyr at the end of the month for a quick trip to Reno.

Bill Anderson

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Due to the extreme drought in California, many reservoir levels are way down. Have you tried photographing old road beds exposed by the low water levels? The old SP line along the Sacramento River behind Shasta Dam and the old WP line along the Feather River behind the Oroville Dam come to mind.


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Central Oregon and Pacific (CORP) GP38-2 #2068 handles the switching duties at Roseburg Forest Products in Weed, CA. Good to see snow, finally!


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