Once on the east side of the Sierra Nevada, this Chicago area bound intermodal cut its DPU's in Union Pacific's Sparks Yard near Reno. Now UP KOAG2 continues eastward on the Nevada Subdivision, ov... (more)
UP 5582 and EMDX 1602 (Tier 4 SD70ACe Demo) lead an eastbound empty coal train over the Truckee River at Patrick, Nevada on a beautiful late summer morning.
Racing into the rising sun, an eastbound manifest crosses the Truckee River and leaves the full moon behind it.
Running long hood forward with an ex-SP unit, the UP local out of Sparks heads east toward Fernley as it passes Patrick on the Nevada Subdivision.
A warm summer morning along the ex-SP Nevada Subdivision east of Sparks finds a UP manifest heading east across the desert.
With a fresh crew on board, UP's ZDLSK5 the "Super Fruit" races across the western Nevada desert. A few normal 60' box cars break up the look of the solid reefer Z, which is known by many railfans... (more)
Following the reefer Z out of town is the UP 5866 on the point of a "no-grainer" (empty grain train). The train is picking up speed as it begins the long race through northern Nevada.
Train #6, the Eastbound California Zephyr crosses the Truckee River at Patrick, as it starts it's journey across the Nevada Desert.
About 20 minutes out of Sparks, NV, Amtrak E9 425, an ex-UP unit, is leading #6 East out into Nevada. Crossing Donner Pass the train was led by an ex-SP FP7, which was left in Sparks.