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Union Pacific 'Pride of the Sierras'
California has some of the best mountain scenes in America. The photos in this album will include images from Donner Pass and the Feather River Canyon, which will show how Union Pacific really is the “Pride of the Sierras”.
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Photo ID: 709497

Precision. Precision Railroading is in full effect throughout the Roseville Service Unit. In order to better the company's operating ratio, Union Pacific has elected to run fewer and longer... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Delta, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 1983
Train ID: MWCEU 06
Photo Date: September 07, 2019


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Sep 10, 2019

Views: 2,241
Comments: 0

Favorited: 11

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Photo ID: 708767

"Highball the 1995." On a clear spring afternoon, Union Pacific 1995 (the Chicago & Northwestern heritage unit) rockets westbound out of Truckee while Amtrak's California Zephyr p... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Truckee, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 1995
Train ID: ZG2OA 24
Photo Date: April 26, 2019


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Sep 03, 2019

Views: 1,017
Comments: 0

Favorited: 11

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Photo ID: 707551

Delta Fire Aftermath. On September 5th, 2018, the Delta Fire ignited along Interstate 5, approximately two miles north of Lakehead, California. The fire grew rapidly, closing Interstate 5 a... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Lamoine, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 1982
Train ID: MPDRV 13
Photo Date: July 14, 2019


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Aug 22, 2019

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Views: 9,016
Comments: 2

Favorited: 51

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Photo ID: 707004

In November of 2009, Union Pacific instituted a major change to operations in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Numerous tunnels along the Donner Pass Route were retrofitted in order to fit double stac... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70M
Location: Clio, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 4807
Train ID: LRR66 30
Photo Date: April 30, 2019


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Aug 16, 2019

Views: 5,496
Comments: 0

Favorited: 12

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Photo ID: 699850

Deep in the Northern Sierra Nevada Mountains lies the Williams Loop. Located along the Union Pacific Canyon Subdivision, the engineered loop allows trains to descend the rugged mountain topography... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Williams Loop, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 8980
Train ID: CSKPF 23
Photo Date: April 25, 2019


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Jun 11, 2019

Views: 2,464
Comments: 0

Favorited: 18

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Photo ID: 699211

The Chicago & North Western Transportation Company (CNW) operated for over 130 years. Based in Chicago, this Class 1 Railroad primarily served the heart of the Midwest, including the states of Iow... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Yuba Pass, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 1995
Train ID: ZG2OA 24
Photo Date: April 26, 2019


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Jun 04, 2019

Screener's Choice

Views: 13,994
Comments: 2

Favorited: 63

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Photo ID: 672911

292.2 Miles From San Francisco. There are still traces of the Western Pacific Railroad hidden deep in the mountains of Northern California. Out here, searchlight signals still dominate the ... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70M
Location: Massack, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 4784
Train ID: Work Train
Photo Date: March 18, 2018


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Oct 06, 2018

Views: 1,984
Comments: 1

Favorited: 19

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Photo ID: 672687

On a crisp winter morning along Donner Pass, SPMW 4032 leads a single spreader set west at Emigrant Gap, California. In the days prior, the mountains of Northern California were battered by severa... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Spreaders
Location: Emigrant Gap, California, USA
Locomotive #: SPMW 4032
Train ID: WTKTKS 18
Photo Date: March 18, 2018


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Oct 04, 2018

Views: 4,598
Comments: 4

Favorited: 37

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Photo ID: 651088

The Feather River Route has one fundamental advantage over the Donner Pass Route... Elevation. The Feather River Canyon cuts through rugged Sierra Nevada Mountains, providing the lowest passage po... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Tobin, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 8169
Train ID: GSFMKE 01
Photo Date: March 05, 2018


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Mar 10, 2018

Views: 1,518
Comments: 1

Favorited: 10
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Photo ID: 650593

Welcome to the Feather River Canyon. The Feather River Canyon is home to one of the most treacherous rail lines in the world. With steep cliffs and loose ground, rockslides are an ever-pres... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ET44AH
Location: Belden, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 2636
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 03, 2018


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Mar 06, 2018

Views: 4,987
Comments: 1

Favorited: 23

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Photo ID: 649737

Railroading out here isn't easy. The Feather River Route cuts through some of the most treacherous terrain in the Western United States. The tracks often parallel huge walls of loose rock, creatin... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Rich Bar, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 7477
Train ID: CSVLR9 5
Photo Date: February 07, 2018


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Feb 26, 2018

Views: 1,750
Comments: 0

Favorited: 11

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Photo ID: 649509

According to the Union Pacific Railroad, "A grading crew of 30 to 40 men began work on California’s Bloomer Cut in February 1864, using primitive hand tools and blasting powder to remove 40,000 cu... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ET44AH
Location: Auburn, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 2726
Train ID: ZNPOA 07
Photo Date: February 09, 2018


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Feb 25, 2018

Views: 12,784
Comments: 6

Favorited: 42

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Photo ID: 649091

Incoming! SPMW 207 cuts through a cold, snowy world as it works east along the #2 track of the Donner Pass Route. Photographing the rotaries is unlike any other assignment. As soon as you g... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Rotary
Location: Troy, California, USA
Locomotive #: SPMW 207
Train ID: WTKTKF 25
Photo Date: February 25, 2017


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Feb 21, 2018

Views: 2,236
Comments: 0

Favorited: 18

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Photo ID: 648640

The Canyon Crawler ducks out of Tunnel 8 and crosses a gentle mountain stream at Dark Canyon. In less than 100', the train will enter Tunnel 7 and continue its westward journey down the Feather Ri... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD59MX
Location: Dark Canyon, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 9910
Train ID: LRR65 10
Photo Date: January 10, 2018


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Feb 17, 2018

Views: 1,288
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Favorited: 7

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Photo ID: 648120

The Union Pacific 7477 is the sole leader of a 14,800 ton coal train. Lately, it seems Union Pacific has opted for longer, heavier trains with less power in order to improve the operating ratio. H... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Pulga, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 7477
Train ID: CSVLR9 31
Photo Date: February 02, 2018


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Feb 13, 2018

Views: 3,596
Comments: 1

Favorited: 15

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