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Photo ID: 644198

Winter's Professionals prevail. One year ago snow accumulations on California's Sierra Nevada was pushing record numbers, a welcome relief from a handful of well below average years of drought thr... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Jordan Spreader
Location: Donner Pass, California, USA
Locomotive #: SPMW 4034
Train ID: WTKTKF-11
Photo Date: January 11, 2017


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By: Ryan S.

Added: Jan 11, 2018

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Photo ID: 643098

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.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Donner Pass, California, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 4
Train ID: AMTK 5
Photo Date: November 04, 2017


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By: Chase Gunnoe

Added: Jan 01, 2018

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Photo ID: 643096

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)

Railroad: Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad
Locomotive: N/A
Location: Donner Pass, California, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: AMTK 5
Photo Date: November 04, 2017


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By: Chase Gunnoe

Added: Jan 01, 2018

Views: 843
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Photo ID: 636344

Deep within the trees of the Sierra foothills, faded armour yellow and warn out UP wings catch the last rays of afternoon sunlight as an east bound manifest, bound for Roper, UT, blasts out of a t... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE AC4400CW
Location: Donner Pass, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 5751
Train ID: UPRR
Photo Date: February 26, 2016


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By: Scott Allen Sparks

Added: Oct 31, 2017

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Photo ID: 633012

It's difficult to not get identical looking scenes all through the higher Sierras with such a high amount of pine trees all around the UP main lines. Here an eastbound empty grainer climbs the num... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44C4
Location: Donner Pass, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 8258
Train ID: UPRR
Photo Date: September 30, 2017


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By: Scott Allen Sparks

Added: Oct 05, 2017

Views: 1,183
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Favorited: 8


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Photo ID: 632073

Descending the grade at Emigrant Gap on a freshly fallen snow morning and approaching the start of double track for the rest of the trip down into Roseville.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Donner Pass, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP Railroad
Train ID: UPRR
Photo Date: January 11, 2013


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By: Scott Allen Sparks

Added: Sep 28, 2017

Views: 957
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Favorited: 11
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Photo ID: 624412

As evening sets in over the Sierra, accompanied by a thick layer of low clouds, a meet between east and west takes places at Norden. As the eastbound MRVNP's rear dupes prepare to ease into what r... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE AC4400CW-CTE
Location: Donner Pass, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 5809
Train ID: MRVNP-11
Photo Date: January 13, 2017


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By: Ryan S.

Added: Jul 25, 2017

Views: 1,524
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Favorited: 18
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Photo ID: 621322

Amtrak #6 rounds the curve in Alta, CA on a warm summer afternoon.

Railroad: Amtrak California
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Donner Pass, California, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 207
Train ID: Amtrak 6
Photo Date: June 06, 2016


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By: Scott Allen Sparks

Added: Jun 28, 2017

Views: 791
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Favorited: 10
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Photo ID: 620239

Rounding the reverse curve in Alta and throttling back up on the grade after receiving a clear signal is Amtrak #6 on a cold afternoon in the Sierras. The snow is beginning to melt and the red cla... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Donner Pass, California, USA
Locomotive #: Amtrak 139
Train ID: Amtrak 6
Photo Date: January 12, 2013


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By: Scott Allen Sparks

Added: Jun 17, 2017

Views: 620
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Photo ID: 620235

Climbing the number 2 track up the Sierra Nevada foothills, on a warm summer morning, tunnel threading between 15 and 16. The Sierra Nevada foothills to me are like paradise on earth for a rail ph... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44DC
Location: Donner Pass, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 7724
Train ID: UPRR
Photo Date: August 04, 2011


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By: Scott Allen Sparks

Added: Jun 17, 2017

Views: 636
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Photo ID: 614601

Dreams Do Come True

Sometimes its better to be lucky than good. This was my first trip to Donner Pass, a place I'd dreamt of seeing ever since I was young child, and I get to shoot ... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Rotary
Location: Donner Pass, California, USA
Locomotive #: SPMW 207
Train ID: WTKTKF 25
Photo Date: February 25, 2017


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By: Dave Blaze...

Added: Apr 27, 2017

Views: 3,670
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Photo ID: 610405

The Sierra Scenic, Key Tours Bay Area to Reno and return over Donner Pass train, drifts down from Cape Horn and rounds into Colfax on its return from Reno.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Donner Pass, California, USA
Locomotive #: Amtrak 145
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 02, 2017


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By: Chris Mohs

Added: Mar 18, 2017

Views: 3,398
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Favorited: 13
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Photo ID: 610299

After cresting the Summit, a Union Pacific Z double and single Stack begins the long slide down the western side of the Sierra Nevada Mountains to Roseville.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Donner Pass, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 2561
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 27, 2017


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By: Chris Mohs

Added: Mar 17, 2017

Views: 977
Comments: 1

Favorited: 8
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Photo ID: 609356

A Union Pacific Refrigerated Express highballs through Boca, east of Truckee on a beautiful winter day The Little Truckee River comes out of the tunnel and meets The Truckee River which continues ... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Donner Pass, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 7417
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 01, 2017


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By: Chris Mohs

Added: Mar 09, 2017

Views: 2,682
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Favorited: 16
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Photo ID: 609261

On a very cold morning eastbound Union Pacific Z, stacks and TOFC, rolls downhill through Boca to Reno.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Donner Pass, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 8185
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 01, 2017


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By: Chris Mohs

Added: Mar 08, 2017

Views: 1,188
Comments: 2

Favorited: 8
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