WP diesels to the early 80s end of operation of the last major railroad built in the west! See the California Zephyr passenger trains, and mainline freights. Remember Oakland street-running, Stockton, Sacramento, the Feather River Canyon, the Nevada Desert and more.
See the California Zephyr passenger trains, freight and many early EMD, ALCO Baldwin and early GE U-boats all over California.
Learn the history of the Beckwourth Pass that was founded by the west’s toughest ‘mountain-man’, James Beckwourth. See how the Western Pacific under the leadership of Jay Gould’s son, George, carved out a niche right under Southern Pacific’s nose! It also took the vision and persistence of Arthur W. Keddie to make things unfold. History and great trains are in this all-vintage video.
Don’t miss the “Final-Four” coverage of Western Pacific’s last operational F-units in Altamont Pass and other locations on the “San Jose-Turn”.
- San Jose 'Turn'
- Oakland Streets
- Desert Running
- The Canyon
- Cal Zephyr
- Early Diesels
NOTE - The DVD version has an extra 14-minutes of new Sacramento Northern material.
THE WESTERN PACIFIC IN ALL IT'S GLORY FROM OAKLAND TO NEVADA