Sleeping car passengers have their cameras at the ready as the westbound California Zephyr climbs into the Sierra Nevada Mountains and over Donner Pass.
Splitting the signals at West Truckee and gearing up for a long climb over Donner Pass, a westbound intermodal train chases the setting sun on National Train Day 2017.
It's somewhat appropria... (more)
Digging into the start of Donner Pass and its assault of the Sierra Nevada, a westbound intermodal train chases the setting sun on National Train Day 2017.
It's somewhat appropriate shooting ... (more)
Union Pacific's Jordan Spreaders work around the balloon track at Truckee, California. Truckee is the headquarters for snow fighting operations on Donner Pass. The balloon track is a key component... (more)
Railroading out here isn't easy. January 2017 brought much needed snow to the Sierra Nevada Mountains along with a variety of challenges for the Union Pacific Snow Fighters. In the days before thi... (more)
Throttling out of town to the beat of two non turbo-ed 645s, passing the icicle clad eaves of the old Truckee depot, a westbound flanger is making a 'Fulda flip'.
Winter professionals prevail…… After a long day on the hill Union Pacific's spreaders come home to Truckee after having returned the flow of commerce to Union Pacific's Sierra Crossing. After havi... (more)
UP 5377 West passes a stopped Z Train in Truckee on a frigid January afternoon just after a snow shower passed through town.
Union Pacific double stack train Westbound between Floriston and Truckee, CA.
Union Pacific 602 hustles an eastbound flanger into Truckee, California, just as the sun begins to set across the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Dispatcher 74 took a chance having the flangers follow th... (more)
"Hey! Over here! Don't miss me!" yells a friendly crew member, eliciting a smile from the photographers watching the eastbound California Zephyr pull out of Truckee.
After patiently waiting for the eastbound California Zephyr to clear, UP 7703 is underway westbound, heading for the summit with track inspection vehicle EC-4 in tow.
Oil empties off the SJVR in Bakersfield hustle east out of the Sierra Nevada. Unfortunately, this erratic (at best) oil service seems to have completely gone away.