McCloud River Railroad : Passenger Operations: Excursion Photos

Steam Locomotive #18:
Photo Freight January 2005

On Saturday 15th January 2005 Martin Hansen chartered a special photo freight that ran with the #18 on the McCloud-Mount Shasta City portion of the railroad. The photo freight ran the day before the special Pacific Locomotive Association charter that was at the time billed as the last run of the #18 on the McCloud. This train featured the #18, fire car #1711, one of the ex-SP bottom dump ballast hoppers, fire cars #1715 and #1716, and cabooses #553 and #102 to carry the photographers.

All photos on this page were taken by Roger Titus unless noted and are used with permission.

The #18 crossing old Highway 99 in Mount Shasta City.

A photo runby on the west side of the mountain.

Some of the photographers on the trip reboarding the caboose after a photo shoot.

Another photo shoot, this time with Black Butte rising in the background.

The special at Signal Butte.

Looking forward from the caboose.

One last shot of the train in Mount Shasta City.

Another shot of the train during a photo run-by.

The same view as above but from a slightly different angle. C.G. Heimerdinger Jr. photo