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Date: 11/25/21 13:53
Some images from the Natron Cutoff
Author: stanhunter

I drove from Stayton, Oregon, to Fair Oaks, California, last Saturday, November 20, 2021, and went by way of Oakridge and Klamath Falls, along the ex-SP Cascade Route, aka the Natron Cutoff.  It was a beautiful day, and I saw several eastward (northbound, in UP parlance) trains.  Here are a few photos from that trip.

1 and 2.  Amtrak train 14, the Coast Starlight, passes through Oakridge, Oregon.
3.  Helpers parked in Oakridge.








Date: 11/25/21 14:04
Re: Some images from the Natron Cutoff
Author: stanhunter

4 and 5.  Lots of stored locomotives in Klamath Falls.  I miss the simple, old-style UP paint, without flags, zigzags, etc.

6.  Not sure of the history of this building, but I like it.  

 








Date: 11/25/21 14:13
Re: Some images from the Natron Cutoff
Author: stanhunter

7 and 8.  UP 6651 East (I know it's north, but it'll always be east to me) approaches Dorris, California, with Mt Shasta looming in the distance.

9.  UP 6651 East is about to enter Tunnel 1 just north of Dorris.

 








Date: 11/25/21 14:23
Re: Some images from the Natron Cutoff
Author: stanhunter

10.  Another eastbound skirts the flanks of Shasta at Hotlum, in the area that burned this past summer.  The Dry Canyon Trestle is just out of view to the left.

11 and 12.  I got to the top end of Lake Shasta just at twilight, in time to see how low the water level is, and to see the abandoned tunnel from the original SP alignment.

Thanks for looking!

Stan Hunter
Fair Oaks, CA








Date: 11/25/21 16:35
Re: Some images from the Natron Cutoff
Author: ShoreLineRoute

Great B&W!
Oliver Barrett



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