On Tuesday May 19th 2009, I was in the mood for another excursion to my "Mecca", Dunsmuir, CA. to get some train pics, relax, and just take in the quiet.
I managed to catch the "Pig Train ", a hot shot train going southbound. I managed to catch it quite by accident while checking out another photo-op location. I pulled off the freeway and there it was, racing toward Cantara Loop. I immediately went straight to Cantara Loop, my first time there and waited for it to arrive. I did catch it again on the way and got in a decent shot.
My next stop after Cantara Loop was south of Dunsmuir at Castella. A great spot with the Castle Crags as a backdrop, but I missed the exit. With my tail between my legs, I went to Dunsmuir to wait for another train to chase. When I got there, I went down the tracks just south of town to check out a new photo-op spot. then as I got back to the main yard there it was, the Pig Train doing a crew change, and they had just got there..
Anyway, I did manage, by the grace of a higher being, to get my most excellent shot to date at the Castella spot and of the Pig Train after all. Please enjoy this trips shots.
Cantara Loop / Pig Train / Misc.
Yard / Dunsmuir
Black Butte Yard
Town of Weed
Special thanks to Robert Morris for the inspiration on my new photo locals