Two gentleman converse below the wooden frame Southern Pacific yard tower at Union Pacific’s Sparks yard in Nevada on March 11, 2001.
On a cold evening in Sparks, NV, Rio Grande GP60 No. 3154 idles in the yard awaiting its next assignment. In the distance one can the abundant snow on the mountains as well as the busy Nugget Casi... (more)
Private Varnish La Contesa (ex-ATSF) laying over in Sparks, Nevada. It ran up from Oakland on Saturday on 6 and back on Sunday on 5. This was an annual event. A Roger Puta Photograph
The ANPMI meets Amtrak Train 6, the eastbound California Zephyr at Hafed, Nevada on a crisp, but nice, March afternoon.
A UP Z-train meets the California Zephyr east of Sparks just before sunrise.
The point unit for the Reno Fun Train carries some unusual wild life above its front coupler.
That's the Nugget in the Background.
From the 14th floor at the Nuggett hotel and casino in Sparks, Nevada and a 200mm lens offers this view from our rooms window.
After getting a fresh crew at Sparks this eastbound stack train leaves the Snow capped Sierras behind, and has the open desert ahead.
Our reservation at the Nugget hotel in Sparks requested a room with a view of the rail yard. When we checked in the desk clerk volunteered that a higher floor would provide a better view. When w... (more)
The "Snowflake Special" is seen in the early morning light waiting to depart and pick up it's passengers for the ride back to Los Angeles
Trackage rights train with a load of concrete ties.
Even though it had been UP for several months, trains over the SP in Nevada still looked as though nothing had changed. #6317 and 6312 are heading East out Sparks with the Fallon Local and crossin... (more)
By 1994, nothing symbolized the Espee of the time as well as #6807 as it sat at Sparks engine pit awaiting its next assignment.
Old power heads west towards Sparks with a local.