UP 5267 leads a North Platte, NE to Oakland, CA Z-train downgrade through Colfax
UP 5267 leads a North Platte, NE to Oakland, CA Z-train through newly installed CTC signals as it heads downgrade through Dutch Flat
UP 5293 leads a light move of eight units downgrade through Soda Springs
The Truckee River is silted up from a thunder storm the previous afternoon. Rain, lightning, thunder and even hail. Love that mountain weather. Amtrak train 6, the California Zephyr, rolls eastbou... (more)
The Truckee River meets the Little Truckee River, flowing from under the railroad, at Boca. Eastbound Union Pacific 7122 drifts downhill alongside.
Drifting westbound down through Emigrant Gap, a Union Pacific Z train leaves the Big Hole at the summit behind.
The westbound California Zephyr comes to a stop to load passengers at the old railroad town of Colfax California.
An eastbound Union Pacific Z train Rolls downhill into the town of Colfax.
With an SP helper on the point, an Amtrak Reno Fun Train heads back toward Oakland.
A pair of P40s chugs uphill at Magra with No. 6 in tow.
Looking down the throat of Newcastle Tunnel, we see SP 9319 West coming down the original alignment toward the portal at the other end.
The conductor on the lead SP helper checks his consist to ensure everything is ok. The helper was added to help Amtrak's returning Fun Train to make it over Donner.
Climbing Donner's long western slope, two new GE ACs haul eastbound coal empties toward Utah for another load.
With stacks and TOFC in tow, westbound Union Pacific 7350 drifts downhill after exiting tunnel 35 in Yuba Gap.
Westbound Union Pacific 6954 with double stacks stops short of the first crossing in Truckee, with the rest of the train hanging down the hill. The train ahead climbing up to the summit of Donner ... (more)