Dreams Do Come TrueSometimes its better to be lucky than good. This was my first trip to Donner Pass, a place I'd dreamt of seeing ever since I was young child, and I get to shoot ... (more)
Slowing as it enters Newcastle, SPMW 207 leads the rotary consist toward Tunnel 18 where it will be walked into the western portal by MOW personnel.
Thirteen feet of snow has fallen across Donner Pass this season, making 2017 the third snowiest winter in recorded history (according to up.com). With the Feather River Route closed for months due... (more)
A Southern Pacific caboose, Chicago Northwestern boxcars and an original Southern Pacific rotary sailing by...could this scene be any better (probably with some snow, sure, but that's for later)? ... (more)
For only the second time in the last 20 years, UP brought out their rotaries to fight the Sierra Cement over Donner Pass. The newly rebuilt rotary #207 enters the shed at Norden.
SMPW 207, Union Pacific's rebuilt rotary that has only plowed through snow once since entering revenue service, meets Donner's venerable snowpack once again as it crawls through the center siding ... (more)
SPMW 207 passes under the last remaining searchlight signal bridge on Donner Pass as it clears the heavy "Sierra Cement" from track #1. The rotaries would plow snow all the way to the Bi... (more)
The legendary rotary snowplows have returned to Donner Pass. California has been hammered with numerous storms this winter. All of these storms have wreaked havoc across the Donner Pass Route. Fro... (more)
Rotaries Return to Donner Pass! After a record year for precipitation in Northern California, the rotaries have returned to Donner Pass. SPMW 207, a rebuilt rotary snow fighter, holds the... (more)
On March 15th Union Pacific brought out the refurbished/upgraded rotary for some testing. The Truckee MoW employees loaded up the #1 track with snow from East Norden up to the 'Big Hole'. The we... (more)
SP rotary 207 is coming to a stop in Truckee and soon the cleanup will begin. They rotaries will cross over to #1 rail the next day and clean that line up.
Another view of the rotaries coming in to Truckee, CA. I finally think I know the number of the rear one - #207
The Southern Pacific's rotaries are working their way east at Soda Springs. The signal bridge has since been removed by The UP