Soaring high in the sky on a rock ledge near Yuba Pass, CA, Union Pacific 7735 works hard to move a monster intermodal train over the infamous Donner Pass Route.
The calm and serenity of the Sierra Nevada Mountains is broken as a long stack train comes rumbling through Yuba Pass on the Roseville Subdivision. Union Pacific 8660 is helping this train on it's... (more)
Westbound Zepher exits one of many tunnels on Donner Pass.
Over a foot of heavy and wet snow clings to the granite of Donner Pass, while Amtrak 5 gently and quietly exits Tunnel 35 on its way down the mountain.
Fall colors are barely visible through the thick fog that's surrounding the mountainscape of Donner Pass, while a Westbound enters the rock cut leading to Tunnel 36.
After I trudged through two feet of Sierra Cement, I was greeted by a UP 7431 leading a Westbound I train out of Tunnel 36.
As the last rays of sun light hit the opening of the steel framed tunnel at Yuba Gap, an westbound mixed freight pops out in to blinding sun light.
UP 1996 emerges from the unique portal of Tunnel 35 at Yub Gap. The old 2nd main line can be seen curving off to the left just before the Tunnel portal.
Double stacks roll west through the tunnels at Yuba.
A westbound reefer block rolls over Donner Pass on a beautiful late winter day.
I have seen many UP units lead the Zephyr when a P42 goes down. Yet I have never seen a snow service GP38 do the honors.
The DPU on an Eastbound perishable manifest pushes hard up the grade through Tunnel 35.
Rear DPU on eastbound stack. If you look closely, you may notice the small notches cut into tunnel 36 to accomodate stack trains on Donner. The roadbed was lowered a bit through the tunnels to a... (more)
Rear DPU on eastbound freight.
An eastbouder heads through tunnels 35 and 36 on the single track portion over Donner.