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ATSF Railway train symbol 811 at Bagdad, California

ATSF Railway train symbol 811 at Bagdad, California

Occasionally I will try a pan shot. Train 811 (Extra 5038 East) is coming off the two percent descent from Ash Hill at Bagdad late in the afternoon of July 15, 1979. Bagdad is at milepost 669 at an elevation of 800 feet.

ATSF Railway train symbol 408 at Bagdad, CA

Train 408 (Extra 3447 West) is starting the climb up Ash Hill out of Bagdad on February 18, 1974. The train has engines 3447, 4646, and 3458. The grade for westbound trains increases from about 40 feet per mile to 75 feet per mile at Bagdad. Disk 49