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The Formative Years - part 1

After a hard stop, the heat from the wheel melts the frost on the rail

After a hard stop, the heat from the wheel melts the frost on the rail
Dec. '77

Coal and wood chips fill the yard at Black Butte, CA on a chilly morning

Coal and wood chips fill the yard at Black Butte, CA on a chilly morning
Dec. '77

Enjoying a drive across Nevada

Enjoying a "drive" across Nevada
Jan. '78

Crescent Mills, CA on the BN Inside Gateway

Crescent Mills, CA on the BN Inside Gateway
Jun. '78

Mt. Shasta on the way south from Klamath Falls, OR

Mt. Shasta on the way south from Klamath Falls, OR
Jun. '78

Riding the back of a loaded flatcar

Riding the back of a loaded flatcar
Jun. '78

Semaphores on the Siskiyou Line

Semaphores on the Siskiyou Line
July '78

Riding the second unit over Donner Pass

Riding the second unit over Donner Pass
Jan. '79

Riding the second unit through the Feather River Canyon

Riding the second unit through the Feather River Canyon
Jan. '79

Leaving the West Oakland Desert Yard for Roseville

Leaving the West Oakland "Desert" Yard for Roseville
Dec. '80