Not long before the sun sets on a perfect fall day on Donner, a long and heavy KOAMN struggles to make track speed as it heads east on the single track between Switch 9 and Shed 10. The DPU shoves... (more)
UP 6571 leads the westbound Roper out of Tunnel 38 at Cisco as it works its way down Donner Pass.
An eastbound grain train notches up as it makes its way through Norden
(Emigrant Gap, California, not Nevada)
The ZG2OA gets moving again after flagging the signal at CP RV171 (Switch 9). The new priority UPS Z train only has six cars on this Sunday morning. This ar... (more)
UP's flanger set makes a second run over the summit of Donner Pass during a mid winter snow storm.
An eastbound manifest lights up the falling snow during a heavy flurry on a warm winter evening.
An unseasonably wet storm hit Donner Pass the first week of February 2014 bringing snow only as low as Baxter during the week, and then rain as high as Soda Springs during the weekend. The Flanger... (more)
Two screaming EMD's thunder up the ruling grades of Donner Pass on a crisp winter day following a drought breaking storm that dusted the mountains with snow.
The ZNPOA holds in Truckee as it waits for its turn through the Big Hole.
As a stormy day on Donner Pass draws to a close, Union Pacific 7415 races the KLTG2 east towards Sparks. This has not been an easy trip for the crew as they encountered power problems near Gold Ru... (more)
A class numbered AC4400CWCTE is on point of an eastbound grain train as it struggles to gain elevation through Yuba Pass
After being delayed by problem trains on its way over Donner Pass, Amtrak's eastbound California Zephyr finally makes it out of Truckee as it heads for Reno about an hour late. The cold Truckee Ri... (more)
Snow and Snow Sheds. Donner Pass is infamous for heavy snow and railroading. Here, a westbound stack train led by Union Pacific 5039 battles through blinding snow at the Norden snow shed. A... (more)
Amtrak 5 ducks under one of the remaining SP signal bridges at Verdi, NV
Amtrak 6 makes its way through Norden, as it finishes its battle with the west slope