Railroaders work hard on the Gateway Sub, a place of awesome landscapes and exciting railroad operations. Now BNSF’s Gateway Subdivision, this former Western Pacific highline is known for its beautiful scenery – and isolation. Much of the line is dark territory where crews run via Track Warrant Control and manually operate switches after meeting other trains. Traveling aboard a BNSF freight train between Keddie, California and Klamath Falls, Oregon, the journey along the Inside Gateway takes you past Pit River Canyon and other areas accessible only by train.
The ride along the former Great Northern track above Bieber is a fast-paced run through pine forests and across the semi-arid lands to the north, with stunning vistas of Mt. Lassen and Mt. Shasta in the distance. The Gateway Sub plays an important role in BNSF’s overall strategy and traffic levels are at record highs. Scenes taken from trackside and aboard the cab show the variety of trains sent over the line, crossing high trestles, passing through tunnels, crawling up steep grades, and rounding sharp curves on an incredible journey. Get ready to experience stunningly beautiful trackage while Runnin’ the Highline!