Looking down the throat of Newcastle Tunnel, we see SP 9319 West coming down the original alignment toward the portal at the other end.
The conductor on the lead SP helper checks his consist to ensure everything is ok. The helper was added to help Amtrak's returning Fun Train to make it over Donner.
Climbing Donner's long western slope, two new GE ACs haul eastbound coal empties toward Utah for another load.
With stacks and TOFC in tow, westbound Union Pacific 7350 drifts downhill after exiting tunnel 35 in Yuba Gap.
Westbound Union Pacific 6954 with double stacks stops short of the first crossing in Truckee, with the rest of the train hanging down the hill. The train ahead climbing up to the summit of Donner ... (more)
Eastbound Amtrak train No. 6, the California Zephyr, drifts downhill from Donner Pass to Reno Nevada, the next stop.
Westbound double stacks drift down the western slope of Donner Pass and under the signal bridge at Yuba Gap.
Climbing up the East side of the Sierra Nevada Mountains through the Truckee River Canyon to Donner Pass, is Amtrak No. 5 the California Zephyr. A good view of the railway can be seen from Interst... (more)
Eastbound stacks roll through Truckee.
Amtrak train #5, the westbound San Francisco Zephyr, passes through Emilgrant Gap in the high Sierra on March 18th, 1978. Led by SDP40Fs 598 and 620, this train is just a couple hundred mi... (more)
UP 1983 leads a train of 71 DODX flat cars along the Truckee River in Glenshire, CA.
The hot ZG2OA with UPS traffic rounds the bend at Floriston on Track 2 with a short Sunday train. It will be an easy trip over Donner Pass for this crew with five GEVOs leading six double stacks.
High above the Bear River Valley, the ZG2LT glides down Donner Pass on a warm February day in 2013. This was the "trouble train" of the day, and the crew was busy trying to remedy lots o... (more)
Amtrak's eastbound California Zephyr negotiates the frequent turns of the Donner Pass Route as it passes through Casa Loma, California on a cold and rainy day.
Clouds from a modified arctic weather system pass above Union Pacific 8816 as it drags an empty grain train up the steep grades of Donner Pass near Casa Loma. This cold storm brought freezing leve... (more)