In near whiteout conditions a helper set goes to work at Truckee.
Amtrak's westbound California Zephyr glides down into Colfax after a nights worth of snow has blanketed the scene.
The first big storm of the season dumped about 2 feet of snow on the summit of Donner Pass overnight causing problems for detectors, trains, and hell for the dispatch as trains got delayed several... (more)
Union Pacific 8024 and a hot shot Z train rumble through the forests of the Sierra Nevada Mountains as they pass through Gold Run, California along the Donner Pass Route.
UP 5940 leads the KLTG2 through a curve just west of Shed 10 on Donner Pass.
UP 5248 leads the ZNPOA west out of Tunnel 35 at last light.
UP's Roper to Roseville manifest skirts the edge of the rapidly flowing Truckee River at Boca; where the coldest temperature was ever recorded in California... on January 20, 1937, the temperature... (more)
UP's Roper to Roseville hauler works hard Westbound under the classic SP signal bridge on a sensational Fall evening.
The ZG2LT rolls through Troy in the early afternoon on a beautiful summer day. Looking above the dynamic brake fan of the lead unit, part of the train can be seen crossing the Lower Cascade Bridge... (more)
Smoke from the growing American Fire fills the air as the KMNOA emerges from the Norden snowshed and passes under an old SP signal bridge. The ILTAHR sits on track two waiting for its turn through... (more)
UP 5262 shoves hard on the rear on the ZNPOA as it makes its way uphill through the sweeping horseshoe curve at Glenshire.
A GE 7FDL16 works hard to keep this C44AC shoving the rear of a westbound manifest up the 2.26% grade west of Truckee, CA.
The Boy Scout Unit leads a day late KLTG2 under the signal bridge at Troy on Donner Pass. The day before, the train set off the high wide detector at Rocklin and had to back down to Roseville to b... (more)
KMNOA leaves Tunnel 41 as it slowly crests the summit
KMNOA cruises through Emigrant Gap near Switch 9