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  • Re: Union Pacific executive train

    Thanks Jim for the consist info. I probably won't chase this, but I'm looking at Altamont Press timetable for Fresno Sub just in case. In theory, the train can

    cchan6936 6 hours ago
  • Re: Tresspassed strike @ Stege

    A couple of years ago, a possible similar event took place in the AM at the AMTRAK station in Antioch.  A mid-twenties guy on a bike tried, and failed, to

    paul_kalff 10 hours ago
  • Re: Tresspassed strike @ Stege

    Addendum- Amtrak has been cleared by the coroner and trains are rolling now, albeit at restricted speed. Should be up and running again at normal capacity

    danylo.hawks 10 hours ago
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Welcome to the HEADS UP NOR CAL!

The HeadsUp NorCal group is a train reporting group for ALL of Northern California. It was created as a "headsup" site modeled after the HeadsUpCoastFans list (a train reporting list for California's ex-SP Coastline). Specifically, this group covers the UP, BNSF railroads plus all connecting Shortlines in the following regions: the northern California-Nevada border to all points West AND from Salinas / Fresno to all points North (California-Oregon border).

Although most message postings appear to be focused on main corridor reports like UP's Cal-P from Oakland to Sacramento, the Bay Area's Niles/Hayward line, the upper Coast line, Altamont pass, Donner Pass, the ex-WP High Line, Sacramento Elvas, Roseville, the Shasta line, the northern Valley line or BNSF's Stockton Sub plus trackage rights on the above UP lines - ANY railroad operations in Northern California are on topic for message postings. Ideally, if you see a train, use this group to help other railfans by posting specific train-spotting info such as recording the locomotive number(s), train ID (if known), direction headed, time seen, location, etc.

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