KMNOA cruises through Emigrant Gap near Switch 9
Tunnel Motors doing what they do best.
The westbound California Zephyr just exits snowshed 47 above Donner Lake. A late season blizzard had dropped at least 2 feet of snow the night before. Despite the difficult road conditions I manag... (more)
AGBMI-19 notches out of Truckee as it heads west
AGBMI-19 rolls through Yuba Pass on its way westward coming downgrade
Amtrak 6 heads east into Shed 10 as it continues its climb up the hill
Double-stacker UP 8036 pauses in Truckee for a crew change while UP 7634 charges through the yard at the head of a general manifest. I tried to make conversation with the other railfan photographe... (more)
Built in 1928 by the legendary Pullman-Standard company 'Virginia City' first known as the 'Crystal Peak' was assigned to ply the rails of the SP-UP-C&NW between Oakland, CA and Chicago, IL bringi... (more)
Union Pacific SD70ACe #8316 crests the summit of Donner Pass at Norden heading west with the North Platte, NE to Oakland, CA Z-train (ZNPOA) in tow.
Two ACe's have reached the summit Donner Pass and hold back a lengthy Gibson, IN to Milpitas, CA auto train on the 90 mile descent towards Roseville.
A UP Mobile Laboratory car trails on the back end of Amtrak 5 and is bound for Roseville
Three SD40-2s lead an eastbound UP vehicle train as it climbs the stiff grade of the uphill track into Newcastle. The downhill track is in the foreground.
Amtrak No. 6 glides downhill into Truckee as light snow falls.
Two new GE ACs lead a westbound manifest downhill through Applegate.