For a winter or two, the norm was for the spreader to load the #1 track with snow and let the flangers have some fun. On this February day the spreader has done its job and the 604 is nose plowi... (more)
Looking like a Star Wars scene In February of 2006 the weather was no different from a typical Sierra Nevada Winter. In this scene the UP 604 pauses in Truckee, CA while the storm continu... (more)
UP604 in Roseville UP Yard used on the Donner Pass for snowplows. This is a ex-SP 4840
Clearing the switch for the balloon at Fulda. Not much fun!
UP's snow fighting equipment heads West after battling Sierra Cement over Summit.
The Flanger works west back towards Truckee at Shed 47.
The lead unit of the flanger shows off some of the snow left from the slides it plowed through on its last trip.
With both the Zephyr and the Reno Fun Train held at Gold Run and Colfax, UP 604 and 574 have flanger #SPMW 324 in tow at Dutch Flat and heading up the mountain to clear some snow problems so both ... (more)
At the time, freshly re-painted UP 604 leads a flanger westbound. I dont know how in the heck that broome stays there through all of the snow plowing.
The red light from the flanger lights up the nose of the frigid locomotive
A close up of the blade of a flanger as it sits in Truckee, CA
A going away shot of the flanger merely conceals the train as it moves above track speed clearing the rails westward.
Icicles cover the hood of the locomotive as it basks in the afternoon sun displaying a note about "self start".