Amtrak's eastbound California Zephyr negotiates the frequent turns of the Donner Pass Route as it passes through Casa Loma, California on a cold and rainy day.
Clouds from a modified arctic weather system pass above Union Pacific 8816 as it drags an empty grain train up the steep grades of Donner Pass near Casa Loma. This cold storm brought freezing leve... (more)
With a short Z train on the drawbar, UP 8045 rounds the curves at Yuba Gap past delicately snow-dusted trees in a gorgeous winter scene. Note the unpatched SP 107 third out.
Union Pacific AC44CCTE #5724 descends Donner Pass at Gold Run with what I believe is an AGBMIB (AGBMI B-Section) in tow. This loaded autorack train was rather short and was following another loade... (more)
Late afternoon finds the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada's glowing in the finally rays of a September day. The quiet calm enjoyed by hikers and mountain bikers today was once the scene of great... (more)
The deep labored roar from a brace of three modern Union Pacific motors echoes through the tall pines that line Donner's eastern slope at Eder as SD70ACe 8530 nears the Summit of the Donner grade ... (more)
Working towards the Summit of the original transcontinental crossing of the Sierra Nevada's UP 8018 leads the westbound hotshot ZG2LT out of Stanford curve and towards Andover on the eastern slope... (more)
Chasing fresh paint in the fresh snow sure does make for a nice morning of railfanning. Rolling through Soda Springs, a quintet of new GEVOs bring the ZOAG2 east over Donner Pass. The snow stickin... (more)
Chasing fresh paint in the fresh snow sure does make for a nice morning of railfanning. Rounding the bend at Yuba Gap, a quintet of new GEVOs bring the ZOAG2 east over Donner Pass. California had ... (more)
A quintet of new GEVOs makes for a great sight as the ZOAG2 rolls along the Truckee River at Boca. This hot UPS Z train had no trouble making track speed over Donner and now can coast downgrade in... (more)
The ZSPLT rounds the bend at Casa Loma as storm clouds begin to form at higher elevations.
One of Union Pacific's prized dome cars, the "Harriman", trails UP 844 as it heads west down Donner Pass near Emigrant Gap, California.
Union Pacific 5282 races a grain shuttle through Boca, California along the Donner Pass Route under dark, rainy skies. This train made it over Donner Pass just before snow started to fall.
On a warm winter afternoon, the IG3OAB heads west under the Verdi signal bridge on the east side of Donner Pass. Where's the snow...?
An increasingly rare sight, a red-sill stripe SD70ACe looks sharp as it leads an eastbound auto repo out of the Norden snowsheds.