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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: 1,631
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Photo ID: 617417

Trailing on this morning's rotary move to Emigrant Gap, SPMW 209 catches the light as it passes the Auburn museum on its way up to the snow.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Rotary
Location: Auburn, California, USA
Locomotive #: SPMW 209
Train ID: WRVTKS 24
Photo Date: February 24, 2017


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By: Alex Gillman

Added: May 21, 2017

Views: 1,018
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Favorited: 10
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Photo ID: 614704

Dreams Do Come True

Sometimes its better to be lucky than good. This was my first trip to Donner Pass, a place I'd dreamt of seeing ever since I was young child, and I get to shoo... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Rotary
Location: Yuba Pass, California, USA
Locomotive #: SPMW 209
Train ID: UP WTKTKF 25
Photo Date: February 25, 2017


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Added: Apr 28, 2017

Views: 2,673
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Favorited: 24
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Photo ID: 614601

Dreams Do Come True

Sometimes its better to be lucky than good. This was my first trip to Donner Pass, a place I'd dreamt of seeing ever since I was young child, and I get to shoot ... (more)

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


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By: Dave Blaze...

Added: Apr 27, 2017

Views: 4,009
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Favorited: 37

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Photo ID: 611723

SPMW 209 ducks under the last remaining searchlight signal bridge on Donner Pass. Meanwhile, skiers enjoy perfect snow conditions at the nearby Sugar Bowl Ski Resort.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Rotary
Location: Norden, California, USA
Locomotive #: SPMW 209
Train ID: WTKTKF 25
Photo Date: February 25, 2017


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Mar 31, 2017

Views: 2,774
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Favorited: 31

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Photo ID: 611418

Slowing as it enters Newcastle, SPMW 207 leads the rotary consist toward Tunnel 18 where it will be walked into the western portal by MOW personnel.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Rotary
Location: Newcastle, California, USA
Locomotive #: SPMW 207
Train ID: WRVTKS 24
Photo Date: February 24, 2017


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By: Alex Gillman

Added: Mar 28, 2017

Views: 2,789
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Favorited: 14

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Photo ID: 608449

Sandwiching a mock high-speed locomotive acting as a display for the future of California's high-speed rail, SP 2467, a 4-6-2 built for the Southern Pacific in 1921, and SPMW 205, a 1920-built rot... (more)

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: Rotary
Location: Sacramento, California, USA
Locomotive #: SMPW 205
Train ID: None
Photo Date: February 23, 2017


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By: Alex Gillman

Added: Mar 01, 2017

Views: 4,781
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Favorited: 10

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Photo ID: 608317

Thirteen feet of snow has fallen across Donner Pass this season, making 2017 the third snowiest winter in recorded history (according to up.com). With the Feather River Route closed for months due... (more)

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


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Feb 28, 2017

Views: 3,574
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Favorited: 26

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Photo ID: 608247

A Southern Pacific caboose, Chicago Northwestern boxcars and an original Southern Pacific rotary sailing by...could this scene be any better (probably with some snow, sure, but that's for later)? ... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Rotary
Location: Rocklin, California, USA
Locomotive #: SPMW 207
Train ID: WRVTKS 24
Photo Date: February 24, 2017


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By: Alex Gillman

Added: Feb 27, 2017

Views: 2,774
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Favorited: 15

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Photo ID: 608203

For only the second time in the last 20 years, UP brought out their rotaries to fight the Sierra Cement over Donner Pass. The newly rebuilt rotary #207 enters the shed at Norden.

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


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By: Steven M. Welch

Added: Feb 26, 2017

Views: 2,988
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Photo ID: 608159

SMPW 207, Union Pacific's rebuilt rotary that has only plowed through snow once since entering revenue service, meets Donner's venerable snowpack once again as it crawls through the center siding ... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Rotary
Location: Emigrant Gap, California, USA
Locomotive #: SPMW 207
Train ID: WRVTKS 24
Photo Date: February 24, 2017


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By: Alex Gillman

Added: Feb 26, 2017

Views: 5,713
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Favorited: 48

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Photo ID: 608146

As the afternoon light quickly disappears over Emigrant Gap, SPMW 209, one of Southern Pacific's original rotary snow plows, sits quietly with its rear-marker lights on and its respective B-unit i... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Rotary
Location: Emigrant Gap, California, USA
Locomotive #: SPMW 209
Train ID: WRVTKS 24
Photo Date: February 24, 2017


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By: Alex Gillman

Added: Feb 26, 2017

Views: 6,324
Comments: 2

Favorited: 56

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Photo ID: 608145

SPMW 207 passes under the last remaining searchlight signal bridge on Donner Pass as it clears the heavy "Sierra Cement" from track #1. The rotaries would plow snow all the way to the Bi... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Rotary
Location: Norden, 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

Photo of the Week

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Favorited: 74

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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

Views: 19,772
Comments: 8

Favorited: 80

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Photo ID: 608016

Rotaries Return to Donner Pass! After a record year for precipitation in Northern California, the rotaries have returned to Donner Pass. SPMW 207, a rebuilt rotary snow fighter, holds the... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Rotary
Location: Emigrant Gap, California, USA
Locomotive #: SPMW 207
Train ID: WRVTKS 24
Photo Date: February 24, 2017


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Feb 25, 2017

Views: 15,553
Comments: 5

Favorited: 83

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