It snowed alot! This was the first day of a back to back atorm that dumped a substantial amount of snow on Donner. After heavy snow all day, a lull came through creating a very clear and scenic vi... (more)
UP 8563 glides west near milepost 188/West Soda Springs, CA on the UP Roseville sub.
2010 and 2011 were disappointing winters for me in terms of my typical Donner trips. In 2012 I was stationed at Langley AFB and I was blessed with the birth of my two sons in that time. All of the... (more)
In 2009 I had a series of good trips up to Donner Pass that resulted in heavy snow and a numerous opportunities capturing the flanger doing its thing and helping keeping the rails open. Here the 5... (more)
UP 4965 leads a westbound z train through the s-curve east of the Soda Springs road crossing while a quick break in the snow highlights the landscape.
2016 was a good year for me on Donner. In fact, it had been the first time I was able to shoot Winter there since 2010. We had a lot of trains, a lot of snow and heck the rotary even came out for ... (more)
UP 8904 is eastbound at Troy, CA during a brief break in the heavy snowfall.
UP 580 works on some light snow heading east just west of the crossing at Soda Springs, CA.
SP #9313 an SD45T-2 as rear end helper
After a day of heavy snow the sun breaks through in the afternoon as the ZCSLT heads west through Soda Springs, CA.
The Business End. Most of the time Flanger shots focus on the head end. I am one of those too especially when they are nose plowing. In this shot, a good view of the business end of the a... (more)
In Feb of 2011 Mother Nature was dumping on Truckee. As the snow falls UP 602 is doing its part on the Hill keeping the rails clear.
In March of 2006 the SP was barely hanging on...at least on Donner. In this scene former SP 4822 is wearing the UP reporting marks topped off with patches, now serving as the UP 585. In this scen... (more)
The trees just cannot look any better on this day. As the scenery is just about perfect the 602 is Eastbound back near milepost 187 at Soda Springs.
The Reno Fun Train heads west on Donner Pass during a clear winter afternoon.