Running approximately 4 hours behind the mark, Amtrak's Zephyr 5 heads west along the Truckee River with a broken down P42 and a UP ACe in the lead.
On a clear morning after a much needed rain, a Union Pacific Z train crosses Stampede Meadows Road. The Truckee River, muddy from the rain, meets the clear Little Truckee River which runs from ne... (more)
UP 5267 leads a North Platte, NE to Oakland, CA Z-train downgrade through Colfax
UP 5267 leads a North Platte, NE to Oakland, CA Z-train through newly installed CTC signals as it heads downgrade through Dutch Flat
UP 5293 leads a light move of eight units downgrade through Soda Springs
Union Pacific 7980 pulls a z train westbound up the Truckee River Canyon. A great way to end a trip to Donner Pass. Great weather, great scenery, clean engines.
The Truckee River is silted up from a thunder storm the previous afternoon. Rain, lightning, thunder and even hail. Love that mountain weather. Amtrak train 6, the California Zephyr, rolls eastbou... (more)
The Truckee River meets the Little Truckee River, flowing from under the railroad, at Boca. Eastbound Union Pacific 7122 drifts downhill alongside.
Drifting westbound down through Emigrant Gap, a Union Pacific Z train leaves the Big Hole at the summit behind.
Winding along the Truckee River under increasing clouds and threat of rain, train No. 5, the westbound California Zephyr heads for a stop in Truckee California and then the climb to Donner summit.
The westbound California Zephyr comes to a stop to load passengers at the old railroad town of Colfax California.
An eastbound Union Pacific Z train Rolls downhill into the town of Colfax.
With an SP helper on the point, an Amtrak Reno Fun Train heads back toward Oakland.
A pair of P40s chugs uphill at Magra with No. 6 in tow.
Looking down the throat of Newcastle Tunnel, we see SP 9319 West coming down the original alignment toward the portal at the other end.