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The North Fork of the Feather River
Plumas National Forest, California

The North Fork of the Feather River provides the main transportation corridor across the far northern Sierra. Despite damage by mining, recurrent floods, and both road and railroad construction, it remains a highly scenic route.

The Western Pacific Railroad's California Zephyr service from Chicago to Oakland featured the Feather River Route. Today rail buffs appreciate the bridges, tunnels, viaducts, and 360-degree loop along this route, plus the Western Pacific museum in Portola.

Wikipedia: Feather River

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Near Cherokee

Near Cherokee

View over the Sacramento Valley from the relocated Feather River Highway western approach

near Cherokee, California

Date photographed: June 20, 2012
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Highway 70 tunnels at Grizzly Creek on the North Fork of the Feather River

Highway 70 tunnels at Grizzly Creek on the North Fork of the Feather River

Highway 70 tunnels at Grizzly Creek on the North Fork of the Feather River

, California

Date photographed: June 20, 2008
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feather River Canyon Near Pulga

feather River Canyon Near Pulga

Above the Feather River Canyon

North Fork of the Feather River, west of Pulga, California

Date photographed: June 20, 2012
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Highway and Railroad Bridges at Pulga

Highway and Railroad Bridges at Pulga

The Pulga highway and railroad bridges in the Feather River Canyon

Pulga, north of Oroville on the Feather River Highway, California

Date photographed: June 20, 2012
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Pulga Highway and Railroad Bridges on the Feather River

Pulga Highway and Railroad Bridges on the Feather River

The Pulga highway and railroad bridges in the Feather River Canyon

Pulga, north of Oroville on the Feather River Highway, California

Date photographed: June 20, 2012
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Feather River Bridges at Tobin

Feather River Bridges at Tobin

Road and railroad bridges criss-crossing over the North Fork Feather River

near Tobin on the Feather River Highway, California

Date photographed: June 20, 2012
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Belden Powerhouse on the Feather River

Belden Powerhouse on the Feather River

PG&E's 125 mw Belden Powerhouse, water originating in Lake Almanor

Feather River Highway, California

Date photographed: June 20, 2012
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Rich Bar, Where Dame Shirley Lived and Wrote in 1851

Rich Bar, Where Dame Shirley Lived and Wrote in 1851

Bridge over the North Fork Feather River at Rich Bar, described by "Dame Shirley" during the 1850's gold rush

Feather River Highway, California

Date photographed: June 20, 2012
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Williams Loop on the Union Pacific

Williams Loop on the Union Pacific

The Williams Loop on the Union Pacific (formerly Western Pacific) Feather River Route mainline

east of Quincy, California

Date photographed: June 20, 2012
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