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.
Peeking through/sandwiched by perfectly snow covered trees, the 600 works East at Soda Springs.
SP icicle breaker GP38-2 No. 4817 plows fresh snow at Soda Springs even as the white stuff keeps falling.
UP 585 still clinging to SP paint glides past the signal bridge at 189.1/3 as the sun barely peeks out near the tail end of the storm. All the major plow work had already been done, but the flange... (more)
Westbound Amtrak California Zepher #5 passes through Norden with a fleet of 5 Westbound UP freights following.
The second in a fleet of 5 Westbounds passes through Soda Sprngs with stacks in tow.