All eyes on all moving parts! UP 8444 and 3985 steaming to the First Sacramento Rail Fair. A Roger Puta Photograph
UP 8444 and 3985 in a ferry move to the opening of the California State Railroad Museum. A Roger Puta Photograph
Priority perishables destined for the interchange with CSX at Chicago for movement to the East Coast has conquered the stiff Eastbound grade of Donner Pass and slowly glides down the back slope of... (more)
During a light snow shower, Union Pacific 8161 exits Tunnel 42 at Andover. This last winter brought a good amount of snow to the Sierra Nevada Mountains, which helped put a dent into the crippling... (more)
On a beautiful Spring morning, The California Zephyr, No. 6, charges westbound up the east slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the Summit at Norden,
A wingless AC44CW passes under bridge, 1989 main 1, holding back a grainer as it descends down the east slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountains from the summit at Norden.
A westbound Union Pacific mixed manifest pulls the grade up the Eastside of the Hill through Andover to the Summit at Norden. Tucked in behind the lead unit is a Southern Pacific AC44CW, Ex No. 14... (more)
A westbound Union Pacific Fruit Express pulls the grade up the Eastside of the Hill through Andover to the Summit at Norden.
As I snowshoed through this winter wonderland, I began to think of the Donner Party. The inhospitable temperatures and constant snow storms made them legends in American history. Cold storms brewi... (more)
Goooooood morning Donner! A short Z train eases down the east slope of Donner Pass, seconds from entering one of the parallel tunnels at Andover. Beautiful Donner Lake lies in the valley be... (more)
Amtrak's "California Zephyr" snaking its way through Cold Stream Canyon as it works its way up the east slope of Donner Pass. The California Wildfires smoke is markedly present in this p... (more)
A GE 7FDL16 works hard to keep this C44AC shoving the rear of a westbound manifest up the 2.26% grade west of Truckee, CA.
Built in 1928 by the legendary Pullman-Standard company 'Virginia City' first known as the 'Crystal Peak' was assigned to ply the rails of the SP-UP-C&NW between Oakland, CA and Chicago, IL bringi... (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)