Amtrak in the Feather River Canyon! Amtrak 11 was making just another ordinary trip south through Oregon when the news came in; a Union Pacific manifest train had derailed just north of Dun... (more)
Amtrak Across the Keddie Wye! Due to a derailment along UP's Shasta Route (just north of Dunsmuir), Amtrak's northbound Coast Starlight was forced to detour via the Feather River Canyon and... (more)
Amtrak Detours Via the Feather River Canyon! Due to a derailment along UP's Shasta Route (just north of Dunsmuir), Amtrak's northbound Coast Starlight was forced to detour via the Feather R... (more)
On a clear March afternoon, Union Pacific 5275 leads the MRORV down the Donner Pass Route. Here the train soars high above the Bear River Valley located at Yuba Gap, deep in the Sierra Nevada Moun... (more)
A classic "Donner Pass Dirty Gevo" brings the MRORV down the UP Roseville Subdivision at Clipper Gap, California.
SP Reclaims Donner Pass! Well, not really... Union Pacific 1996 is serving as the lone DPU on an eastbound stack train which is tackling Donner Pass. Here the train passes over the impressi... (more)
The Donner Pass Route is famous for the incredible amount of dense-wet snow that buries this line every winter. Keeping this line open during the winter is up to a small group of dedicated men and... (more)
The Coldest Place in the Nation Boca got this nickname when it recorded the lowest ever temperature in California at a balmy -45 degrees F. Here, a patched Southern Pacific AC4400CW comes g... (more)
A couple of the old Southern Pacific Rotaries can still be seen lingering around Union Pacific's J.R. Davis Yard in Roseville, California. These snow removal beasts are still used in extreme circu... (more)
Union Pacific 844 is making good time over Donner Pass as it passes Emigrant Gap and the impressive Bear River Valley just before noon. The train is now heading towards the "wall of foam" that has... (more)
Amtrak will take you... Where no car or plane would dare take you. The passengers aboard the Amtrak's westbound California Zephyr wake up to the incredible mountain scenes of the Sierra Nev... (more)
She'll be coming around the mountain when she comes! Yeehaw! Union Pacific 844 rounds the bend at Andover, California as it makes it's way over Donner Pass. This train was heading to Sacram... (more)
On a beautiful fall day, the roar of Union Pacific 844 can be heard from miles away. Here 844 comes blasting through a small rock cut near Penryn, California on it's way down the treacherous Donne... (more)
The sweet tone of 844's whistle rings out through the Clipper Gap Ravine as the 150th anniversary train makes it's way down Donner Pass on the #1 track.
Big Steam Over Donner Pass! Union Pacific 844 comes roaring down Donner Pass near Emigrant Gap, California. When Engineer Dickens blows the whistle, echos of the past ring out across the Be... (more)