UP's hotshot Z train from Global 2 to Oakland makes easy work of the one-percent uphill grade through Hirschdale on the East slope of Donner Pass.
Battling up the steep grade along the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, a trio of Union Pacific locomotives rumble through the ski resort town of Truckee pulling a high priority interm... (more)
97 ethanol empties from East Oakland, CA to Shamrock, KS charge up Donner Pass, which has seen more snow this season then the pass did all of last season! El Nino sure is promising for the Califor... (more)
Dropping down Donner Pass at the famed Yuba Gap, passengers aboard the Westbound California Zephyr must be enjoying the views of freshly fallen snow...
A UP GEVO leads Amtrak 5 downgrade through Yuba Pass running several hours late
UP 5817 leads a IOAOGX-16 through Emigrant Gap as it starts its decent down the west slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountains
AMTK 183 leads the eastbound California Zephyr Train 6 up the west slope of the Sierra Nevada mountains as it negotiates a curve near Gold Run
Amtrak's California Zephyr tackles the snow covered Sierra Nevada Mountains as it rolls along the frigid Truckee River at Boca. The high temperature on Donner Pass was in the mid 20s.
Fresh snow has blanketed the Sierra Nevada Mountains a little early this year. With the temperature hovering around twenty degrees, the frigid Truckee River trickles by as a westbound stack train ... (more)
Flanges squeal and dynamic brakes howl off the freshly fallen snow while three GE's (in 2x1 formation) lead loaded auto racks from Gibson, Indiana (IHB) to Milpitas, California glide down Donner P... (more)
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