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, colour