The last rays of sunshine peak through the forest, illuminating the stainless steel superliner cars on Amtrak's California Zephyr. This train is running a couple hours late as it approaches the su... (more)
The race is on! The spreaders spent all morning tidying up the Donner Pass Route. With both main tracks out of service for hours on end, Dispatcher 74 had a back log of trains he needed to ... (more)
Happy New Year! On the first day of 2016, Union Pacific 8727 leads a westbound auto train through the High Sierras. Sunny skies, fresh snow and temperatures in the teens made for a great day track... (more)
UP 5293 leads a light move of eight units downgrade through Soda Springs
A westbound SP train has just started the long descent of Donner Pass near the summit at Norden passing through Soda Springs
A quartet of UP's finest EMD power leads the hotshot ZOAG2 under a set of SP trilights near the summit of Donner Pass.
Southern Pacific spreader MW 4034 cleans wet snow off the double track at Soda Springs, California, on March 10, 2000. Powering the train are SP GP38-2 Nos. 4841 and 4812.
Imagine the view from the cab! Imagine what I looked like after the flanger passed me! Just another typical day cleaning up the rails on Donner.
Really digging in! The westbound Flanger set makes a pass west back to Truckee before descending down the hill east to Roseville.
Amtrak's Westbound California Zephyr plows through the thick snow near the summit of its Sierra Nevada crossing. 10 or so miles down the line it will be mostly rain and mud.
Chasing fresh paint in the fresh snow sure does make for a nice morning of railfanning. Rolling through Soda Springs, a quintet of new GEVOs bring the ZOAG2 east over Donner Pass. The snow stickin... (more)
Two ACe's have reached the summit Donner Pass and hold back a lengthy Gibson, IN to Milpitas, CA auto train on the 90 mile descent towards Roseville.
UP 8558 East meets the IG3OA in Soda Springs on a fine Winter morning on Donner Pass.
On March 5, 1993, Southern Pacific train KCOAF (with GP60 9606) passes the helpers of train OACHF with GP40-2 no 7245 on the rear, in Soda Springs, CA.
A Teddy Bear hitches a ride on the Eastbound Snow Train.