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.
UP 5382 South blasts through Grass Lake while the 5486 North holds the siding. This was the only "blue sky" shot I could get all day, the smoke from the Northern California fires has Mt. Shasta all but invisible from I-5 & US-97.
CN doesn't like to run molten Sulphur unit trains, preferring to stick a cut of 30-40 tankers on a manifest such as 346. Then again I have seen it once last year. The train was almost always parked @ CN's Fort Route yard (Winnipeg) when I railfanned there in 2003-05.
This however is either...
Here is the GE Tier-2 test train near Grass Lake, CA on April 24, 2003. A spring snow storm has covered the area with a layer of unexpected snow.
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