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  1. Up the tail track

    Up the tail track

    A McCloud Railway "Hill Job" is advancing up the tail track at the Signal Butte switchback. Once the caboose clears the turnout, the train will reverse direction and begin backing toward Mount Shasta City.
  2. No water today

    No water today

    The water tank at Hooper, California has seen better days. In just a few years, rail service will cease.
  3. The Long Reverse Move

    The Long Reverse Move

    A McCloud Railway train is backing into Mount Shasta City, California and the interchange with Union Pacific.
  4. Doubling the Hill

    Doubling the Hill

    The second cut of McCloud Railway's "Hill Job" climbs the 4% to the Signal Butte switchback.  That is Mount Shasta looming in the background.
  5. Watching the end.

    Watching the end.

    Conductor Larry looking out the rear door of the last car as McCloud #25 pulls in from her final run.
  6. McCloud #25's last run

    McCloud #25's last run

    Conductor's Assistant Tim Stricker at a stop on #25's last run.
  7. Power for the Dinner Train

    Power for the Dinner Train

    McCloud Railway #38 being warmed up in the shop before powering the Shasta Sunset Dinner Train on Saturday, 19 January 2008.
  8. Two Weeks from the End

    Two Weeks from the End

    McCloud Railway #37 approaching Bartle Tank in June 2006, less than two weeks from the end of freight operations east of McCloud.
  9. Steam to diesel back to steam

    Steam to diesel back to steam

    McCloud#38 and McCloud#18 have switched trains from freight and passenger. McCloud#18 will take the passenger again to Burney at Pondosa.
  10. Where's the track?

    Where's the track?

    McCloud#18 leads a passenger train into Burney, California.
  11. McCloud Railway SD38 #37

    McCloud Railway SD38 #37

    McCloud Railway SD38 #37 is parked for the weekend at the railroad's shops at McCloud, CA on August 29, 2004. Rob Jacox photo.
  12. McCloud Railway SD38 #36

    McCloud Railway SD38 #36

    McCloud Railway SD38 #36 parked for the weekend at the railroad's shops at McCloud, CA, with nearly snowless Mt. Shasta as a backdrop. Rob Jacox photo.
  13. McCloud Railway S-12 #30

    McCloud Railway S-12 #30

    McCloud Railway S-12 #30 at McCloud, CA, on August 29, 2004. Note the unit still carries it's former US Steel road number (16) and Rayonier number (203) in the side number boards. Rob Jacox photo.
  14. Not a dry eye in the house...

    Not a dry eye in the house...

    The weather was duly somber as McCloud River 2-8-2 #18 made what was expected to be its final excursion run on home trackage on October 17, 2004. Even the engine, already up for sale, seemed saddened at its imminent departure.
  15. McCloud Caboose #102

    McCloud Caboose #102

    McCloud Railway caboose #102 follows 18 cars of forest products and two diesels near Cayton, CA, USA. Photo taken November 2002.
  16. McCloud #36 & #37

    McCloud #36 & #37

    McCloud Railway Sierra job crossing the Lake Britton bridge northeast of Burney, CA, USA. Photo taken November 2002.



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