Heavy rains caused the waters of the Salt Lake to expand its normal shoreline. The former WP became surrounded and UP crews were dumping rock to keep the line above the encroaching waters. The SP experienced even more problems. This WB piggyback was the NPOAZ.
Over 15 years ago (wow!) a "westbound" manifests blasts through Crescent Lake, OR. After topping Cascade Summit ten miles back, this train is accelerating to 60 mph for the fast run south towards Klamath Falls.
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.
The Portland Section of the Empire Builder is meeting a BNSF Z-CHCPTL-9 at the Vancouver, Wash. depot on a bright sunny spring day.. BNSF GEVO #7262 is doing the honors for the Z train on it's final 7.5 journey to the intermodal ramp in BNSF's Lake Yard.
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