Stopped in the canyon below Caliente, the train's conductor begins the long walk back to check for a defect on one of the cars. Meanwhile, BNSF's rapid responder shows up to lend assistance illum... (more)
Union Pacific 1989 leads the ZCSLT into Roseville after a long journey over Donner Pass.
A unique UP rescue engine to Amtrak chills in the evening glow of the city of Chicago as Metra's Southwest Service train #839 heads past for Orland Park, IL.
UP 1989 leads it intermodal train out of shed 10
Sorry, it's not Moffat! The DRGW unit got lost somewhere in Utah and has kept rolling West on the SP, and exits the massive ten thousand foot Tunnel 41, atop Donner Pass.
Just before sundown, ZCSLT rounds a curve at the approach the American river bridge. After a long afternoon of chasing 1989 over the Donner Pass this was my last shot of the day, and one of the b... (more)
UP 1989 rounds the curve as it heads for Truckee.
UP1989 Z train ducks under the signal bridge just east of the Glenshire Road overpass.
I think I need to cut some trees down... ;-) (kidding)
Adventures of railfanning... Brand new RP contributor David Caballido-Jeans noticed after exiting my Trailblazer that my front tire had a nice hole in it. I fondly remember him saying "Dude... (more)
Up 1989, the Rio Grande heritage unit, leads a short Z-Train out of the "Big Hole" tunnel on the famous Donner Pass
UP 1989 leads the Z-CSLT over the "hill" on a perfect summer day. Thiis train has just exited the snow shed at Norden with ski lifts above sitting idle in the warm July sun.
UP 1989 leads the Z-CSLT over the bridge at shed 10 on a great Summer day! Donner Pass is the perfect place to shoot a nice looking unit like this one, thanks UP!
The new crew of the ZCSLT checks out their interesting ride on the foamer express.