RailPictures.Net Photo: UP 5309 Union Pacific GE AC4400CW-CTE at Truckee, California by Jake Miille
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GE AC4400CW-CTE (more..)
Donner Pass (more..)
Truckee, California, USA (more..)
April 26, 2019
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UP 5309 (more..)
MOGRV 25 (more..)
Jake Miille (more..)
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For as long as I can remember, the MOGRV (previously known as the MRORV) was a "junk train". It had relatively low priority and was usually comprised of a mishmash of boxcars, gondolas and tankers. It served the yards at Elko and Sparks where it would often be held for hours waiting for a fresh crew. With the advent of "precision railroading", trains have begun to haul a unique variety of rail cars. No longer are trains solely separated into categories such as intermodal, grain, coal, manifest, etc. Shipments are combined and sent together on the same train. For this reason, the MOGRV can now be seen hauling intermodal stacks, alongside boxcars and tankers. At one time, this was all but inconceivable as intermodal shipments were in a special class above the typical manifest train. In this shot, the MOGRV rumbles through the town of Truckee along it's journey over Donner Pass. Meanwhile, the Truckee River rushes alongside the tracks, being fed by the distant snow capped peaks of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
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