On a perfect morning along Donner Pass, Union Pacific 602 heads east through Cisco, California with a flanger set. Check out how much snow has built up from recent storms!
Throttling out of town to the beat of two non turbo-ed 645s, passing the icicle clad eaves of the old Truckee depot, a westbound flanger is making a 'Fulda flip'.
After a morning 'Fulda flip' an eastbound flanger returns to Truckee, passing through the snow caked pine groves near the old SP station of Cisco.
Union Pacific 602 hustles an eastbound flanger into Truckee, California, just as the sun begins to set across the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Dispatcher 74 took a chance having the flangers follow th... (more)
As a new storm front moves over northern California and the Sierra Nevada range Union Pacific prepares for mother natures worst intentions. Running as the first line of defense to contend with the... (more)
PA-1 602 smokes it up as it accelerates across Sand Creek near Sandown Junction, Denver. Ellis, Kansas - Denver 369, one of Union Pacific‘s last mixed trains, originates in Kansas City as number 6... (more)
Really digging in! The westbound Flanger set makes a pass west back to Truckee before descending down the hill east to Roseville.
Flangers! One of two Flanger sets is seen here cutting west towards the loop track at Emigrant Gap. Once there they will turn back for Truckee, and then make a third and final pass through the a... (more)
Lower cascade flanging action.
About 1/2 track mile from the Soda Springs crossing, I am still trying to perfect this shot. Again a little dark, but the train was kicking it up quite nicely. It was a slow and disappointing Wint... (more)
A pair of GP38's and a flanger return west after a morning of clearing snow at higher elevations.
UP 602 west runs ahead of Amtrak 6, the California Zephyr. Trailing is UP 575 and flanger SPMW 320 (built in 1928). The snow isn't too deep here at around 3,200 ft., but it will be much deeper fur... (more)
Just love the look of the rails with a fresh blanket of snow on them!
With the sun peeking out, light snow falls as the flanger heads back to Roseville.