UP 8813 West and company roar down the 2.65% grade of the #1 track through Newcastle with 12,321 tons of manifest from Roper, UT to Roseville, CA on the drawbars.
After stopping at Magra to let traffic ahead clear, Amtrak No. 6 accelerates up the steep Donner grade.
Late in the afternoon, a pair of ACs leads an SP eastbound up the grade at Colfax. The train will stop here to add a rear helper.
A light helper rolls downhill through Weimar after helping an eastbound up the Hill. The lead unit is an ex-Rio Grande tunnel motor.
Priority perishables destined for the interchange with CSX at Chicago for movement to the East Coast has conquered the stiff Eastbound grade of Donner Pass and slowly glides down the back slope of... (more)
During a light snow shower, Union Pacific 8161 exits Tunnel 42 at Andover. This last winter brought a good amount of snow to the Sierra Nevada Mountains, which helped put a dent into the crippling... (more)
Happy New Year! On the first day of 2016, Union Pacific 8727 leads a westbound auto train through the High Sierras. Sunny skies, fresh snow and temperatures in the teens made for a great day track... (more)
The 110th Snowiest City in the United StatesBringing up the rear of a Southern Pacific freight as it crosses Donner Pass on M... (more)
The California Zephyr has started it's westward climb towards Donner Pass on a nice day in May of 1994.
On a beautiful Spring morning, The California Zephyr, No. 6, charges westbound up the east slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the Summit at Norden,
A wingless AC44CW passes under bridge, 1989 main 1, holding back a grainer as it descends down the east slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountains from the summit at Norden.
Eastbound California Zephyr, No. 6, charges up the west slope of Donner Pass in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, to the Summit at Norden.
A westbound Union Pacific mixed manifest pulls the grade up the Eastside of the Hill through Andover to the Summit at Norden. Tucked in behind the lead unit is a Southern Pacific AC44CW, Ex No. 14... (more)
A westbound Union Pacific Fruit Express pulls the grade up the Eastside of the Hill through Andover to the Summit at Norden.
The eastbound California Zephyr, No. 6, exits the Florinston Narrows along with the Truckee River. Both mains and the river crowd together through the Narrows.