Remnants from plowing and storms cover the locomotive during the quiet night hours in Truckee.
UP 5049 leads a long intermodal train east on track #2 through Cienega Creek as it passes one of several ancient Saguaro's in this area
A change of pace in locomotives as CSXT 8757 snakes through Vail on the #2 track paralleling Cienega Creek
The lead unit peaks into the view as the rest of the train traverses the opposite side of Irene horseshoe
A wide angle lens enables the full view of an eastbound train rounding the Irene horseshoe curve along Cienega Creek
Making a sharp turn heading eastbound on track #2 skirting Cienega Creek
An eastbound QSTDVJ passes through Boca just after sunrise.
MOW employees work as the sun goes down to switch in new power for the spreader.
From above the rails the spreader speads westbound on the #1 track plowing onto the #2
A clean SD70M leads eastbound ZLTCS through west Troy in the summer of 2003. A break from the snow.
A dirty lead locomotive leads a westbound manifest back to double track at Switch 9
As the storm passes the snow removal equipment gets a rest and a set of helpers wait for the next call.
A later than normal ZCSLT recieved authority to pass the spreader to continue its westward jounrney. Here the train is seen just west of the signal bridge at Soda Springs under scattered clouds, o... (more)
"Winter Professionals" can be seen on the newly repained flanger caboose- too bad the shiny yellow paint doesnt appear to handle the weather like the SP orange.
A rear-end DPU unit plows snow pushing east at Troy, CA.