Dunsmuir to Eugene Again
These are 20 photos from a "railfanning" trip I took with "Short Track" and "Mr. Grinch"
April 17 - Dunsmuir - Short Track and Mr. Grinch tremble with excitement as we wait for our train to get underway in the Dunsmuir yard
Cruising (and filming) along the Upper Sacramento River above Dunsmuir
Whitney Creek trestle between Hotlum and Andesite sidings
Boredom begins to set in...
A few more beers and the party's in full swing again
Mr. Grinch and his styrofoam "chair"
Short Track is mesmerized by the sunset over Upper Klamath Lake
We all agree to a "group portrait"
April 18 - Eugene - All sorts of things were flowering everywhere we walked in town
Posing as "railfans", we saw this ancient SP slug in the Eugene yard...
... and a much newer CORP slug near the roundhouse
Freshly-painted CORP road power
Lots of stalls along the business end of the roundhouse
Turntable with new road power on one side...
... and old yard goats on the other
SP rotary snowplow
Exhausted from a hard day of railfanning, Mr. Grinch boards the "cushions" for the ride back up to Portland
April 19 - Eugene - With Short Track already headed home on Greyhound, I "weenie out" and take Amtrak back to Dunsmuir
Hey, this ain't so bad after all!
April 20 - Dunsmuir - After getting in after midnight, I slept near the yard 'till morning and watched a southbound pig train roll through