Bruce Flaws's Collection
Welcome to Bruce Flaws's Railroad Picture Archives!

Front Page Pic Welcome to the RRPictureArchives.NET contributor site of Bruce Flaws.  

Here's a collection of pictures taken in the 1980s in the Truckee area, Sparks, Portola, and elsewhere in Northern California and Nevada. I started with a Mamiya Sekor SLR I bought in Fairbanks in the early 1970s, and eventually graduated to a Minolta Maxxum. I never pretended to be real photographer, but I do like trains, and mostly took these for the memories of the places, people, and times.  I lived in the Sierra Valley for 20 years and worked in Truckee for most of that time.  I spent many happy times in the Truckee yard office, bugging the Roadmaster (Charlie Drinnon) for EE timetables and just asking inane questions.  I also spent much time at the WP yard in Portola, visiting the Operator (train orders were still used) and later joined the FRRS and loved working for Hap Manit there.  I feel fortunate to have met these men, and to have visited these places, and now to have the opportunity to share these images here.

You may browse my collection of pictures via the menu located on the left hand side of the page.  I hope you enjoy the collection and thanks for stopping by!

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Site Stats
Photos: 231
Locomotives:  170
Rolling Stock:  15
Locations:  8
What's New?
New Photo Albums
UP at Keddie, CA
   -Added 5/11/2018 10:24:58 PM
SP at Floriston, CA
   -Added 5/11/2018 10:08:18 PM
UP Intermodal Yard
   -Added 5/10/2018 8:08:42 PM
SP Norden area in the 1980s
   -Added 5/5/2018 7:24:02 PM
UP Portola, CA and Sierra Valley, CA in the mid-1980s
   -Added 5/4/2018 10:10:55 PM
Eureka Southern at Eureka, CA in the late 70s or early 80s
   -Added 5/4/2018 8:16:36 PM
Sparks Yard in the 1980s
   -Added 5/4/2018 12:14:44 AM
SP Truckee area pics from the 1980s
   -Added 5/3/2018 10:06:54 PM
Updated Photo Albums
UP Portola, CA and Sierra Valley, CA in the mid-1980s
   -Updated 5/11/2018 11:13:31 PM
SP Truckee area pics from the 1980s
   -Updated 5/11/2018 9:54:53 PM
Sparks Yard in the 1980s
   -Updated 5/10/2018 9:04:56 PM

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