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Dunsmuir to Eugene Again

 

These are 20 photos from a "railfanning" trip I took with "Short Track" and "Mr. Grinch"

 

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

 

along the Upper Sacramento River above Dunsmuir

Cruising (and filming) along the Upper Sacramento River above Dunsmuir

 

Whitney Creek trestle between Hotlum and Andesite

Whitney Creek trestle between Hotlum and Andesite sidings

 

Boredom begins to set in

Boredom begins to set in...

 

A few more beers and the party's in full swing

A few more beers and the party's in full swing again

 

Mr. Grinch and his styrofoam chair

Mr. Grinch and his styrofoam "chair"

 

Short Track is mesmerized by the sunset over Upper Klamath Lake

Short Track is mesmerized by the sunset over Upper Klamath Lake

 

group portrait

We all agree to a "group portrait"

 

things were flowering everywhere

April 18 - Eugene - All sorts of things were flowering everywhere we walked in town

 

SP slug in the Eugene yard

Posing as "railfans", we saw this ancient SP slug in the Eugene yard...

 

CORP slug near the roundhouse

... and a much newer CORP slug near the roundhouse

 

Freshly-painted CORP road power

Freshly-painted CORP road power

 

stalls along the business end of the roundhouse

Lots of stalls along the business end of the roundhouse

 

Turntable with new road power

Turntable with new road power on one side...

 

old yard goats

... and old yard goats on the other

 

SP rotary snowplow

SP rotary snowplow

 

Mr. Grinch boards the cushions

Exhausted from a hard day of railfanning, Mr. Grinch boards the "cushions" for the ride back up to Portland

 

I take Amtrak back to Dunsmuir

April 19 - Eugene - With Short Track already headed home on Greyhound, I "weenie out" and take Amtrak back to Dunsmuir

 

this ain't so bad after all!

Hey, this ain't so bad after all!

 

southbound pig train

April 20 - Dunsmuir - After getting in after midnight, I slept near the yard 'till morning and watched a southbound pig train roll through