In the last rays of the sun, westbound Union Pacific No. 2719. rolls down the western side of the Sierra Nevada Mountains on the Donner Pass Route.
Westbound No. 5921 with a mixed manifest approaches Switch 9 as it slides down hill through Emigrant Gap.
A light power move rolls eastbound through the frozen landscape of Boca on the Donner Pass Route.
An Eastbound Empty with Union Pacific 7714 leading approaches the Truckee River Canyon and last of the downhill run from the Summit at Norden to Nevada.
Approaching Switch 9 at Emigrant Gap, Union Pacific No. 8233 with a mixed manifest, slides downhill from Norden on the long downhill run to Roseville.
A monday morning work train makes it's way westbound rolling around a steaming Truckee River.
Rolling through the S Curve at Glenshire, Union Pacific No.7388 with an Intermodal Container Train, hugs the Truckee River as it approaches the town of Truckee,
Union Pacific No. 2719 and 5 mates swing through the snowy confines of Yuba Gap with an Intermodal Container Train.
On the mountain you run into all sorts of Railfans. This guy has obviously been waiting a long time for this train to arrive.
With 6 engines in Dynamic, a Union Pacific Intermodal Conntainer train slides downhill from the summit of Donner Pass
In fresh snow, Union Pacific No. 8776, climbs up through Casa Loma Road.
BNSF No. 7027, lifts a heavy tonnage mixed manifest into Soda Springs on it's way to the summit of Donner Pass.
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Amtrak's westbound California Zephyr train No. 5 climbs Donner Pass on its way to Emeryville, Calif., from Chicago. Photo taken from Silver Lariat, a privately owned CB&Q business car.
Tight fit for the Zephyr... The Emeryville-bound westbound Zephyr No. 5 slices through a countless number of tunnels on Union Pacific's Donner Pass route in northern California. Photo taken... (more)