For only the second time in the last 20 years, UP brought out their rotaries to fight the Sierra Cement over Donner Pass. The newly rebuilt rotary #207 enters the shed at Norden.
A colorful assortment of power, including 2 ex-Southern Pacific AC4400CW's, one still in its original paint, lead 817 Westbound across the New River at Radford.
SMPW 207, Union Pacific's rebuilt rotary that has only plowed through snow once since entering revenue service, meets Donner's venerable snowpack once again as it crawls through the center siding ... (more)
Union Pacific 2718 leads the UP Public Affairs train through Cienega Creek
As the afternoon light quickly disappears over Emigrant Gap, SPMW 209, one of Southern Pacific's original rotary snow plows, sits quietly with its rear-marker lights on and its respective B-unit i... (more)
SPMW 207 passes under the last remaining searchlight signal bridge on Donner Pass as it clears the heavy "Sierra Cement" from track #1. The rotaries would plow snow all the way to the Bi... (more)
A westbound with empty hoppers between Blair and Kennard.
UP's Lincoln-Valley local heads back on South to Lincoln.
The legendary rotary snowplows have returned to Donner Pass. California has been hammered with numerous storms this winter. All of these storms have wreaked havoc across the Donner Pass Route. Fro... (more)
After meeting two eastbound and following one hotshot westbound. The UP 2543 finally gets to highball and tackle the upgrade "s" curves known as Mohawk.
UPY 730 leads an empty sand train south on the Troy Grove branch.
Running ahead of schedule the Union Pacific Passenger Special from Atlanta GA to Long Beach California approaches its final leg in Arizona as they fly on down the main toward the border town of Yu... (more)
UP 1923 on the Pulldown
A Roger Puta Photograph