The Lava Fire has been burning in Northern California for a week or so, very rugged and rocky country to the north of Mount Shasta. It has burnt about 25,000 acres and thankfully is now about 75% contained.
If interested look here https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7581/
The following picture came to me by email and is just to good to not pass on to the train crowd, I wish I knew the name of the photographer but I don’t. I sure give him/her full credit for a great picture.
This is whats left of the last wooden trestle on Union Pacific’s (former Southern Paciific’s) main line north of Weed California.