The Union Pacific 7477 is the sole leader of a 14,800 ton coal train. Lately, it seems Union Pacific has opted for longer, heavier trains with less power in order to improve the operating ratio. Here, the 104 car coal train passes an abandoned PG&E bridge at Bardees Bar, deep in the rocky confines of the Feather River Canyon.
California has some of the best mountain scenes in America. The photos in this album will include images from Donner Pass and the Feather River Canyon, which will show how Union Pacific really is the “Pride of the Sierras”.