The Reno Snow Train is approaching Emigrant Gap. The gap itself allowed the Central Pacific to cross over from the watershed of the American River to that of the Yuba River allowing a practical wa... (more)
Climbing Eastward at Baxter, the weekday Reno Snow Train will soon be overlooking the American River.
Having passed Gold Run, The Reno Snow train is approaching the town of Dutch Flat led by Amtrak 112 equipped with a clean Fun Bear. It was at Dutch Flat that the Big Four swindled Theodore Judah o... (more)
Amtrak 194, with the Snow Train in tow is crossing the site of the famous curved Secret Town trestle, built by the Central Pacific. It is believed the trestle is buried in the fill material. PV's ... (more)
The Snow Train is on the now single track section of the former SP Donner Pass Line passing thru Yuba Gap. The second track was removed during the presidency of the late Ed Moyers, resulting in th... (more)
The Snow Train has just crossed the Yolo Causeway, by then a single track, out of Sacramento and heading for Davis. It was the first year of P32's serving as power on the train and they would only... (more)
The last Reno Snow Train of the season is on the fill at the West end of the Long Ravine Trestle. The Sacramento trestle fire has resulted in the cancellation of the last two weekend Fun Trains. P... (more)
Running against the current on the normally Eastward #2 Track, the Reno Snow Train is passing one of SP's well known searchlight signals. Due to UP trackwork all trains are single tracking between... (more)
The Snow train departs on the old street level main line.
Amtrak #500 is crossing thru Emigrant Gap, leaving the watershed of the South Fork of the Yuba River and moving into the canyon of North Fork of the American River. It the use of these gaps like t... (more)
After a long delay, the Snow Train is finally on the move at Long Ravine. It is 3:30 PM today and the train is due in Emeryville at 4 PM. The UP was single tracking from Colfax to Bowman and it wa... (more)
The mid week Snow Train has just passed thru Crockett and is now at Eckley Pier with its next stop at Martinez. This year the bulk of the consist are Amfleet cars replacing Horizon equipment
The Westbound mid-week Reno Snow Train passing thru Yuba Gap. The 2004 season would mark the end of Amtrak's use of the P32's on this train, replacing them with the newer P42's.
With the "Fun Bear" in place on the front coupler, the mid-week Reno Snow Train is Westbound at Soda Springs Crossing
The mid week Reno Snow Train Westbound crossing the Truckee River at Verdi, NV