The turnout was very good on this Friday morning. Here the U.P. Special is about to head through Switch 9.
A former C&NW unit backs cars into the city yard.
This former NFM unit spent much of its life in Mexico before being leased to UP by Helm Financial a few years ago. Today it was sitting idle in the city yard (East Roseville) with UP 1498 (which ... (more)
A former BNSF unit still in Heritage I colors runs through East Roseville with power in tow for a run up main track #1. It appears, though, that the exhaust stack has plastic wrapped around it. ... (more)
Rain, wind and fog. Even at 21mph the train only became visible 8 seconds before I snapped the photo.
Westbound "Z" train exits the west portal of tunnel #36 on its trip west.
Hot "Z" train has just exited the "big-hole" at W. Norden and continues west on Donner.
Westbound grain train enters Tunnel 36 on its way to Roseville.
Waiting for service outside the UP diesel shops.
One of the last remaining pieces of equipment at the SP Loco shops, and in deperate need of TLC. This loco spent time at the Concord Navel Weapons Station before being moved around a bit. Many o... (more)
Descending Donner on the Roseville Sub 30 minutes before sunset.
Heading west after coming down the Valley Sub into Roseville.
An eastbound holding main track #2. Another freight is waiting behind this one. Both are holding for Amtrak #6 to pass before they will begin the climb up Donner Pass.
On hand for the festivities surrounding the UP 1996 unveiling. UP 27 was built by GMC in 1949 and used to meet UP trains in the Los Angeles area. It was loaned to the California Rail Museum in 1... (more)
Sitting in Sunday Silence.