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UP 5468 leads a wb stack train into the "Honeymoon tunnels" area of the Feather River Canyon near Belden, CA. As of Dec 2009, most stack trains have since been rerouted to the shorter, parallel mountain crossing of Donner.
UP and CNW SD40-2's power the Milpitas - North Platte (EB) vehicle train. This train exceeded 7000 feet and had a "working" caboose. There were several carloads of railfans chasing this train and they would race east to see it "loop" over itself at Williams Loop.
UP 2445 leads a WB grain near Virgilia. On Valentine's Day 1986, the Feather River experienced record-level flooding. It took weeks and months to restore sections of rr and highway. What this photo doesn't illustrate is a two mile zone of one lane highway and an 6AM-4PM MoW work window for UP.
UP 6033 has a WB tucked in the clear while holding for 2 EB. Notice that it has cut off and is using the house track to "fit" in the siding. The train was too long for the siding. The train was previously held at Sloat, but the 'spatcher ordered them to move to the next sid and split...
Western Pacific GP20 No.2001 from the Feather River museum in Portola, California, and Southern Pacific GP9 No.5623 from Oakland Terminal pose at Railfair in Sacramento, California, in 1999. Steve Barry photo.
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