The daily Union Pacific manifest from Roseville to Salt Lake City is less than 1/2 mile from Arnolds Loop. It is running through the several deep rock cuts on a 1% descending grade on the east slo... (more)
A Southern Pacific B30-7 'baby boat' leads the MRVRO train into Roper Yard as viewed from the old (and soon to be demolished) 21st South bridge on March 14, 1998.
Today's MRVRO has finished its long trip eastbound up the valley of the Humboldt River to Wells, Nevada and is now southeast of Wells on the Union Pacific's Shafter Sub. It is just about to leave ... (more)
UP5499 is leading the daily Union Pacific manifest train MRVRO at the site of the former Hogan, Nevada. Never a real town, Hogan was just a construction camp for the nearby Hogan Tunnel, also know... (more)
Sitting on a hard dolomite knob just below Arnolds Loop I could intermittently hear this eastbound MRVRO coming down the 1% grade of Silver Zone Pass as it went into and then out of the many deep ... (more)
Shoving hard on the rear of train MRVRO, UP 8518 is about to enter the big hole, Tunnel 41 as it crests Donner Summit.
After 2 days of wind, rain, sleet, hail and snow, sometimes all of them at the same time, Memorial Day 2012 dawned bright and clear in eastern Nevada. This shot has been on my must do list for man... (more)
A long and heavy UP freight train grinds up grade at Shed 10 on the line over Donner Pass.
This is Arnold's Loop on Silver Zone Pass in eastern Nevada, built by the Western Pacific Ry. to keep their maximum mainline grade to 1%. The crossing of the pass is in two track levels that rever... (more)
UP 8483 brings up the rear of the MRVRO as it battles up the final few miles of Donner's western slope.
The light is fading fast as the MRVRO passes through the town of Truckee on a cold late afternoon.
The DPU on the Roper pushes east as the Reno Snow train heads down grade approaching tunnel 18.
Eastbound manifest MRVRO races across the Bonneville Salt Flats near Arinosa. The former Western Pacific between Wendover and Knolls is straight open running, with not a single curve for nearly 50... (more)
An aging GE leads a Roper-bound manifest east past one of Northern Nevada's many on-line barite operations at Dunphy.
UP 1983 leading the RVRO across the Great Salt Lake