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.
A two-unit SP helper heads downhill in fresh snow after helping a train to the summit of the Sierras.
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
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.