According to the Union Pacific Railroad, "A grading crew of 30 to 40 men began work on California’s Bloomer Cut in February 1864, using primitive hand tools and blasting powder to remove 40,000 cu... (more)
Trailing on this morning's rotary move to Emigrant Gap, SPMW 209 catches the light as it passes the Auburn museum on its way up to the snow.
Mountain Quarry Railroad Bridge, over the North Fork of the American River, is built out of reinforced concrete, the first of its kind. Finished March23 1912 the bridge is 482 Ft long, 15 FT wide ... (more)
Crossing the bridge over interstate 80 at Auburn CA, a westbound double stack rolls downhill off Donner Pass towards Roseville.
Amtrak 190 leads the Reno Fun Train west through Bloomers cut in Auburn.
On a brisk November afternoon, Union Pacific 8024 leads the hot ZG2LT down Donner Pass and through the famous Bloomers Cut located in Auburn, California.
On likely the first run to the west coast, brand-new Union Pacific SD70ACe No. 8714 leads a train through Bloomer cut between Newcastle and Auburn, California, on March 8, 2012. Unfortunately, the... (more)
A westbound ballast train exits Bloomer Cut between Newcastle and Auburn, California, on March 8, 2012. The steep, pebbled walls of this historic cut were blasted through in 1864 in the constructi... (more)
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)
UP 5871 pushes on the rear of a long empty chicken train across I 80 on the #2 track.
UP 4606 leads its westbound atuo train through Auburn in the late evening.
Miss Katy and two other units roar as they bring a long intermodal train up the grade of track two and across the impressive Auburn Trestle.
A westbound SP vehicle train off the NS at Kansas City snakes through the eastern portion of Auburn on the original Donner alignment.
Bloomer cutOn likely the first run to the west coast, brand-new Union Pacific SD70ACe No. 8714 leads a train through Bloomer cut between Newcastle and Auburn, California, on March 8, 20... (more)
Westbound auto's and parts descending the west slope of the Sierra's foothills enroute to the auto plants in the Bay area