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Southern Pacific Intermodal Train Passing Mount Shasta (editor's title)

SP and Mt. Shasta
Southern Pacific intermodal train Emerald City approaching Mount Shasta in northern California, September 12, 1985. The train ran between Seattle (its namesake) and Los Angeles carrying fast freight in truck trailers. The swirling cloud at the summit gives Mount Shasta the appearance of an active volcano, although its most recent eruption was 1786. The Southern Pacific Railroad used this image on its 1986 calendar.
Source Shirley Burman
Coverage Spatial, Mount Shasta, California; Temporal, September 12, 1985
Rights Shirley Burman, Sacramento, California
Date Created 1985-09-12
Resource Type
Extent 35 mm
Depicted Railroad
Location Mount Shasta, California
Equipment, Locomotive GP-series and two SD40T-2 locomotives
Builder, locomotive Electro-Motive Division, General Motors Corporation
Creator Description Shirley Burman, a photographer and photo-historian, dropped out of high school in 1952 to join the Women Marines, where she found romance, was married, and ultimately became the mother of five children. In 1972, she earned a bachelor's degree in art from the University of California, David, and began a career as a photographer and illustrator. She collaborated on the book Whistle Across the Land (1983), has created two traveling exhibits about women in railroading, and is widely published.
Collection Shirley Burman Collection
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