Derailment in the Feather River Canyon. Just after 3am on November 25th, 2014, a westbound grain train derailed near Rich Bar, California in the Feather River Canyon. The train carrying co... (more)
After being hit at over 20 mph by UP 3666, you can see very visible damage to this lumber car.
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)
A BNSF grain train snakes through the treacherous Feather River Canyon as it passes the Rock Creek Dam west of Belden, California. Luckily, due to recent rains, there is "some" water in the Feathe... (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 a cold January night, four cars from a Stockton train derailed inside the J.R. Davis Yard in Roseville, California. The black tanker was originally believed to be carrying toluene, which is a t... (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)
Crews are on scene of an eleven car derailment near Rich Bar, California in the Feather River Canyon. Here, a couple of those crew members analyze how a wheel axel tore up the side of a grain car... (more)
Union Pacific 8766 leads the five day old MNPRV out of Tunnel 39 at Cisco. Feet of Sierra Snow covering Tunnels 4 and 39 are evidence of recent winter storms. Those storms caused washouts along th... (more)
Someone stole the number boards! A long line of C40-8s and SD9043MACs slowly waste away an afternoon as they sit in the Roseville Yard. All of these units need repair and are waiting for "their tu... (more)
Winterstorm Dion has left the Feather River Canyon as a winter wonderland. On the evening of December 6th, 2013, snow began to fall in Northern California. By morning, there was a solid 6 inches t... (more)
The new crew of the ZCSLT checks out their interesting ride on the foamer express.
The waters of the Feather River sit as smooth as glass as an eastbound BNSF baretable train rumbles across the Rock Creek Trestle on a brisk and cloudy day in Northern California.
BNSF 729 cruises through the depths of the Feather River Canyon as it leads a large manifest along the ex-Western Pacific mainline near Pulga.
The Zephyr Returns. On Father's Day of 2015, a recreation of the famous California Zephyr traveled roundtrip from Oakland to Portola. The train consisted of four stainless steal rail cars,... (more)