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Photo ID: 679804

SP 4034 and UP 589 leads the Donner Pass spreader over Donner Pass on a snowy winter day. In this scene the crew regroups and discusses strategy while they refuel the caterpillars used to push sno... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Troy, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 589
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February, 2006


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By: raylewis

Added: Dec 06, 2018

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Photo ID: 649091

Incoming! SPMW 207 cuts through a cold, snowy world as it works east along the #2 track of the Donner Pass Route. Photographing the rotaries is unlike any other assignment. As soon as you g... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Rotary
Location: Troy, California, USA
Locomotive #: SPMW 207
Train ID: WTKTKF 25
Photo Date: February 25, 2017


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Feb 21, 2018

Views: 1,836
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Photo ID: 630113

In June of 2003 a filthy UP 5832 is leading the Eastbound MRVNPB through Troy CA. Luckily with the early morning backlighting the filthiness is hidden, yet the details of the locomotives, the pow... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE AC4400CW
Location: Troy, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 5832
Train ID: MRVNPB-24
Photo Date: June 14, 2003


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By: raylewis

Added: Sep 11, 2017

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Photo ID: 630112

UP 6080 is gliding down the West slope as the engineer exchanges waves with myself and Kevin Dorn. The train is crossing the upper cascade bridge at Troy, CA.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE AC4400CW-CTE
Location: Troy, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 6080
Train ID: MNPRV-09
Photo Date: February 11, 2009


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By: raylewis

Added: Sep 11, 2017

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Photo ID: 629877

The "Snow Wake" In the foreground is the accumulated snow being cleared off the rails off the nose/wing plow. The spreader is paused to refuel the heavy equipment. The bulldozers, contract... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Troy, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 589/SPMW4034
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 30, 2006


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By: raylewis

Added: Sep 09, 2017

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Photo ID: 629681

Hiked 2 miles in the snow.... Only one way was uphill. Snowshoeing uphill is challenge with train photography. When you get to the spot you are hot and sweaty. Then you have to sit out in... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Troy, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 8508
Train ID: QNPRBB
Photo Date: March 12, 2016


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By: raylewis

Added: Sep 07, 2017

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Photo ID: 629460

Valentine’s Day 2009, Mother Nature brought some snowfall as did the Union Pacific. Donner has always been an obsession of mine since I was 18 when someone said " you don't want to go there... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Troy, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 602
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 14, 2009


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By: raylewis

Added: Sep 05, 2017

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Photo ID: 629459

The two "cascade" bridges at Troy have always been a favorite of mine on Donner. Most of my time is spent in blizzards but occasionally it works out where I catch a break in the clouds. ... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Troy, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 5252
Train ID: ZDLSK-08
Photo Date: February 09, 2009


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By: raylewis

Added: Sep 05, 2017

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Photo ID: 608541

It can be difficult to comprehend the size of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Trains, massive in their own right, seem to to be dwarfed by the endless snow covered peaks of the Donner Pass Route. Uni... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Troy, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 580
Train ID: 2WTKTKF 25
Photo Date: February 25, 2017


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Mar 02, 2017

Views: 5,927
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Photo ID: 608116

The legendary rotary snowplows have returned to Donner Pass. California has been hammered with numerous storms this winter. All of these storms have wreaked havoc across the Donner Pass Route. Fro... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Rotary
Location: Troy, California, USA
Locomotive #: SPMW 207
Train ID: WTKTKF 25
Photo Date: February 25, 2017


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Feb 26, 2017

People's Choice 2

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Photo ID: 563031

As yet another winter storm moves across the High Sierra, bringing with it several additional inches of 'Sierra Cement', the sound of tonnage assaulting the western slope of the Sierra pierces the... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Troy, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 7710
Train ID: ZDLSKP-12
Photo Date: December 13, 2015


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By: Ryan S.

Added: Jan 23, 2016

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Photo ID: 455965

The ZG2LT rolls through Troy in the early afternoon on a beautiful summer day. Looking above the dynamic brake fan of the lead unit, part of the train can be seen crossing the Lower Cascade Bridge... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70M
Location: Troy, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 4681
Train ID: ZG2LT
Photo Date: August 28, 2013


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By: John--jmf1910

Added: Oct 22, 2013

Views: 1,756
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Photo ID: 455387

The Boy Scout Unit leads a day late KLTG2 under the signal bridge at Troy on Donner Pass. The day before, the train set off the high wide detector at Rocklin and had to back down to Roseville to b... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Troy, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 2010
Train ID: KLTG2-27
Photo Date: August 28, 2013


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By: John--jmf1910

Added: Oct 17, 2013

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Photo ID: 361347

Tank cars glint as the head end passes the abandoned tunnel/realignment at Troy.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE AC4400CW
Location: Troy, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 5747
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July, 2003


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By: raylewis

Added: Apr 23, 2011

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Photo ID: 361345

Lower cascade flanging action.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Troy, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 602
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February, 2009


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By: raylewis

Added: Apr 23, 2011

Views: 6,836
Comments: 3

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