A trio of SD45's--the middle one a tunnel motor version--sand their way up the twisting 2.2% grade through Blue Canyon, Californina, on a 97-car manifest bound for the hump at North Platte. Three ... (more)
Adventures of railfanning... Brand new RP contributor David Caballido-Jeans noticed after exiting my Trailblazer that my front tire had a nice hole in it. I fondly remember him saying "Dude... (more)
8148 leads its train out of Tunnel 1 as it descends Donner Pass on this beautiful summer evening.
A Westbound with a SD70ACe leading rolls downgrade through the curves of Blue Canyon on a beautiful July afternoon.
Amtrak #923, Disney's Christmas Carol train, on its way from Reno-Sacramento where it will be displayed at the California State Railroad Museum.
A heavy westbound manifest crawls downgrade after going through Tunnel One, just west of Blue Canyon.
UP 9685 leads the 2nd eastbound auto train out of Tunnel #1 near Blue Canyon.
AMTK 116 leads the Reno Fun Train back to Oakland out of tunnel #1
Iï¿½m wondering why UP puts their dirtiest locomotive on the front of this very long 110 car westbound Cargill grain train? It had 12 engines total, 6 in the front, 4 mid train and 2 on the rear. ... (more)
At one time, Blue Canon was a crew change point on SP's Donner Pass line. The original compound Mallet's could take as long as 12 hours to reach here from Roseville.
Today, other than the large h... (more)
UP #5175 coming through Blue Canyon with a trailer train westbound over Donner Pass. Nikon D100 18-70mm.
8634 East rends the air with its prime movers at Blue Canyon as it rolls finished autos east to Kansas City.
Eastbound manifest train at Blue Canon, CA