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Date: 03/20/17 20:47
SP F units along the Sacramento River early 1960's
Author: photobob

This location is just west of the Castle Crags Siding and shows a westbound pig train along the Sacramento River. It is running on a line relocation that eliminated a couple of bridges that was done a few years before this photo.was taken. There was a bridge crossing the river at this location. This area is now a forest of trees and a shot like this is now impossible.

Robert Morris Photography




Date: 03/20/17 21:04
Re: SP F units along the Sacramento River early 1960's
Author: mcfflyer

Two words:   Oooh!  Nice!

Lee Hower - Sacramento



Date: 03/20/17 21:09
Re: SP F units along the Sacramento River early 1960's
Author: DynamicBrake

One of your nicest yet Bob.  I'll bet those ABBBA's sounded "whiney" good too.  If Mt. Shasta weren't in the picture, the location looks like the Hirschdale area, just east of Truckee, CA.

Kent in CArmel Valley



Date: 03/20/17 22:22
Re: SP F units along the Sacramento River early 1960's
Author: TCnR

Interesting how the river meanders to the right side of the photo and then heads straight into the new trackwork. Need to check that out sometime, the river obviously moves around quite a bit.

+ corrected spell checker



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/21/17 21:56 by TCnR.



Date: 03/21/17 05:26
Re: SP F units along the Sacramento River early 1960's
Author: refarkas

Calendar-quality beauty!
Bob



Date: 03/21/17 10:29
Re: SP F units along the Sacramento River early 1960's
Author: ShastaDaylight

Absolutely spectacular!  I can almost hear those F-unit dynamic brakes whining while enjoying the smell of ponderosa pine and looking at Mt Shasta and the rushing Sacramento. Who could want more? - although the Shasta Daylight might be along shortly en route north...

Thanks so much for sharing!

Best wishes,

ShastaDaylight



Date: 03/21/17 11:04
Re: SP F units along the Sacramento River early 1960's
Author: SPDRGWfan

Post Card photo!  Very nice.

Cheers, Jim Fitch



Date: 03/21/17 12:56
Re: SP F units along the Sacramento River early 1960's
Author: johnsweetser

TCnR wrote:

> Interesting how the right stuff meanders to the right side of the photo and the straight into the new trackwork.

What does this mean?



Date: 03/21/17 14:23
Re: SP F units along the Sacramento River early 1960's
Author: mopac1978

photobob Wrote:
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> this location. This area is now a forest of trees
> and a shot like this is now impossible.
>
> Robert Morris Photography

I'm always irritated at the idocy of tree huggers who think you should never cut down anything.  Nature grows it back and with a vengeance.  Many photo locations of the past are gone for good and will never come back through logging.  It's sometimes amazing to look at really old photos from the late 1800's or early 1900's, see the views that were available - admittedly from heavy clear-cutting - and realize that a lot of those views are no longer visible because of reforestation.



Date: 03/21/17 21:54
Re: SP F units along the Sacramento River early 1960's
Author: TCnR

Thanks for pointing that out. I've been having trouble with the 'predictive text' spell checker on the Google Keyboard of an android Tablet. I've been catching a lot of it, also killing off the present version of the keyboard and going to the original (soft) keyboard. this one got past me. It replaces what it thinks is an inappropriate or mis-spelled word with a word it thinks is correct. It's infuriating watching it change passwords.
>
> > Interesting how the right stuff meanders to the
> right side of the photo and the straight into the
> new trackwork.
>
> What does this mean?



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