The Shasta Route

The Shasta Route
The Shasta Route
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Southern Pacific's legendary Shasta Division was an important and challenging portion of the I-5 Corridor carrying traffic between Los Angeles and Seattle. Today it remains a vital link to the Pacific Northwest for the Union Pacific.

In this program, we will cover nearly 170 miles of this amazing line between Redding, California and Klamath Falls, Oregon.

Many trains are identified by their symbols, so you will know where they came from and where they're going. You'll see trains work their way up the Sacramento River Canyon to Dunsmuir, climb out of a box canyon with grades that reach 2.2%, reach the highest point on the Cascade Route at Grass Lake, and sprint through the high desert into Oregon.

Interesting locations covered in this DVD include the Redding Trestle, Pitt River Bridge, the famous Cantara Loop, Dry Canyon Viaduct, Dorris Tunnel and more! You'll even see the largest operating steam locomotive in the world, Union Pacific's Challenger #3985 making a rare appearance in the Pacific Northwest!

118 minutes
Stereo sound with narration

 

Frame grabs:

A Roseville to Hinkle train crosses the Redding Trestle just after sunrise.
A Roseville to Hinkle train crosses the Redding Trestle just after sunrise.

A southbound manifest train rolls past Castle Crags just south of Dunsmuir.
A southbound manifest train rolls past Castle Crags just south of Dunsmuir.

A heavy southbound freight negotiates Cantara Loop in the canyon above Dunsmuir.
A heavy southbound freight negotiates Cantara Loop in the canyon above Dunsmuir.

Cab view from a northbound UP crossing the Redding Trestle.
Cab view from a northbound UP crossing the Redding Trestle.

Amtrak 14 races through Cougar beneath the majestic Mt. Shasta.
Amtrak 14 races through Cougar beneath the majestic Mt. Shasta.

Union Pacific's Challenger steam locomotive #3985 puts on a show as it departs Dunsmuir in 2005.
Union Pacific's Challenger steam locomotive #3985 puts on a show as it departs Dunsmuir in 2005.

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