California Zephyr #5 rolls down the west slope of the Sierras, about to pass underneath Interstate 80 in Emigrant Gap.
The thunderous roar emitted from a labored eastbound manifest reverberates through the Sierra Nevada as Union Pacific's Roseville, CA to North Platte, NE manifest contends with the western slope o... (more)
In a stunning display of winter mountain railroading, UP's Roseville to Roper manifest is finally on the move, passing an Oakland-bound stack train with a GMTX GP38-2 in consist looking a bit out ... (more)
The Amtrak California Zephyr snakes along the banks of the Truckee River on a frigid winter morning. A winter day on Donner Pass is the only obstacle standing between this train and it's final sta... (more)
Skiers and snowboarders are enjoying a sunny winter day as the Union Pacific ZG2LT exits the snowshed at Norden, California.
As I snowshoed through this winter wonderland, I began to think of the Donner Party. The inhospitable temperatures and constant snow storms made them legends in American history. Cold storms brewi... (more)
UP's hotshot Z train from Global 2 to Oakland makes easy work of the one-percent uphill grade through Hirschdale on the East slope of Donner Pass.
Battling up the steep grade along the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, a trio of Union Pacific locomotives rumble through the ski resort town of Truckee pulling a high priority interm... (more)
97 ethanol empties from East Oakland, CA to Shamrock, KS charge up Donner Pass, which has seen more snow this season then the pass did all of last season! El Nino sure is promising for the Califor... (more)
Dropping down Donner Pass at the famed Yuba Gap, passengers aboard the Westbound California Zephyr must be enjoying the views of freshly fallen snow...
A UP GEVO leads Amtrak 5 downgrade through Yuba Pass running several hours late
UP 5817 leads a IOAOGX-16 through Emigrant Gap as it starts its decent down the west slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountains
AMTK 183 leads the eastbound California Zephyr Train 6 up the west slope of the Sierra Nevada mountains as it negotiates a curve near Gold Run
Amtrak's California Zephyr tackles the snow covered Sierra Nevada Mountains as it rolls along the frigid Truckee River at Boca. The high temperature on Donner Pass was in the mid 20s.
Fresh snow has blanketed the Sierra Nevada Mountains a little early this year. With the temperature hovering around twenty degrees, the frigid Truckee River trickles by as a westbound stack train ... (more)