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Date: 03/20/17 14:43
Sierra at Canyon Tank
Author: Amtrakdavis22

The Sierra Railroad has always been of special interest for me. Back when I was a kid, I always saw the Sierra trackage along Highway 108 as my family traveled up to our cabin in Mi Wuk Village. Then just after high school, I became a shareholder in the Sierra. For awhile it has been a goal of mine to photograph the remote section of trackage between Cooperstown and Keystone. Last Tuesday, I decided to to head out and see what I could capture. 

With little knowledge on the whereabouts of the Fassler Flyer (Oakdale to Sonora train), I headed out on a four mile hike to Canyon Tank. I arrived just after 1pm and began waiting for the faint sound of a westbound train. Approximately 3.5 hours later, SERA 50 came into view.

With 9 cars headed down the hill, the Sierra Northern Fassler Flyer gently descends the Oakdale Branch at Canyon Tank. Quigley Creek has given life to this little valley with abundent wildflowers and the sound of frogs playing in the shallow water. 

 

Jake Miille
Chico, CA
Jake Miille Photography




Date: 03/20/17 15:44
Re: Sierra at Canyon Tank
Author: oklachaser

Really great shot. 

Ronda Thomas



Date: 03/20/17 16:28
Re: Sierra at Canyon Tank
Author: GBW309

Strong work.   That is quite a hike!

Dave



Date: 03/20/17 16:38
Re: Sierra at Canyon Tank
Author: photobob

Well worth the hike. Its operation like this that might not be around forever. You can always catch the UP on Donner but a shot like yours is special.



Date: 03/20/17 19:34
Re: Sierra at Canyon Tank
Author: billmeeker

Two thumbs up.  Done that hike before, it is beautiful in there.



Date: 03/20/17 19:36
Re: Sierra at Canyon Tank
Author: doge_of_pocopson

Really nice -- thank you.



Date: 03/20/17 20:18
Re: Sierra at Canyon Tank
Author: ns1000

Nice shot!!



Date: 03/20/17 20:20
Re: Sierra at Canyon Tank
Author: Skygevo

Fantastic Shot!Very Interesting Line!



Date: 03/20/17 22:12
Re: Sierra at Canyon Tank
Author: Fizzboy7

A+.   One of CA's best kept secrets.



Date: 03/21/17 05:26
Re: Sierra at Canyon Tank
Author: atsf121

Wow!  That's such a great location, beautiful photo.  



Date: 03/21/17 05:37
Re: Sierra at Canyon Tank
Author: eatontm

Very interesting and beautiful scenery.

T



Date: 03/21/17 06:06
Re: Sierra at Canyon Tank
Author: 3rdswitch

Great shot and effort.
JB



Date: 03/21/17 09:35
Re: Sierra at Canyon Tank
Author: Coalca

That is fantastic. 



Date: 03/21/17 11:46
Re: Sierra at Canyon Tank
Author: Railfan4Christ

Congratulations on catching the train. Should be IOTD-if anything just for the hike! 

Tom



Date: 03/21/17 13:01
Re: Sierra at Canyon Tank
Author: JamesSchlinger

Excellent shot. Captures the area and time of year very well. 



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