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July 3, 2011
Dunsmuir Railroad Days and riding the Black Butte Daylight.
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May 22, 2011
A pair of Amtrak heritage units lead the eastbound CA Zephyr on an overcast Sunday in Northern California. Here are the shots...
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April 26, 2011
Some UP action on the East Valley line (north of Roseville, CA)
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March 25, 2011
Union Pacific dispatched a rotary set today from Roseville, CA as the WRVTKF-25. They departed at 10am and made it to Colfax around noon. After waiting for a utility crew to remove some downed wires from the tracks about 10 miles east, they finally departed Colfax shortly before 3pm. I chased it up to Gold Run where the snow started to really come down and stick to the roads so I headed back home to lower elevations. Enjoy the photos!
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March 9, 2011
Union Pacific in the Sacramento River canyon.
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March 8, 2011
The Central Oregon and Pacific railroad has been in a transition of locomotive power in the last few months. My first view of the CORP was in 1999 while attending the College of the Siskiyous and I documented many of the bright red GP38-3s. Over the last twelve years, the Geeps have been a constant fixture. In the last few days of February 2011, the last active 3800-series GP38-3 left the CORP for other RailAmerica properties. A new era will begin when my travels again take me to Weed, CA and I find the new motive power.
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March 7, 2011
Not your usual update this time... I live within a few miles of the Sacramento light rail (SacRT) and periodically see light rail vehicle shells at Roseville being transported to the Siemens plant in Sacramento. Just last weekend I saw one that was fully wrapped but others are transported exposed. Also included are a few shots of light rail action at the Sunrise Blvd. station when it was new in 2007.
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March 6, 2011
This update contains photos taken five years ago in the small Northern California town of McCloud. I hope you enjoy these photos of one of my favorite shortline railroads!
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March 4, 2011
Union Pacific has been working on rebuilding a large group of EMD SD40-2 locomotives. I read they plan to refurbish 500 and a few have already made it out to Northern California. I have not yet photographed them but I wanted to put together an update with a few photos of SD40-2s taken in the last decade.
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January 18, 2011
Last Friday, I had kept an eye on the HeadsUpNorCal group's tracking of the UP #1983 "WP Heritage" unit because it was working a ballast train near Oroville, CA which was near the our destination for a weekend getaway. There was little play in the schedule to head out of the way to catch it but lucky for us, its departure was delayed by a few hours. We saw it heading towards us between Sheridan and Marysville, CA. A quick jump off the highway and sprint back towards Sheridan netted us a few shots. The pacing shot's photo credit belongs my wife.
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January 1, 2011
First update of 2011
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