RailPictures.Net Photo: UP 1995 Union Pacific EMD SD70ACe at Alta, California by Jake Miille
 
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Union Pacific (more..)
EMD SD70ACe (more..)
Donner Pass Route (more..)
Alta, California, USA (more..)
April 26, 2019
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UP 1995 (more..)
ZG2OA 24 (more..)
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Winding through the forests of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Union Pacific 1995 leads a westbound Z train through the small community of Alta, California. This train is approaching the steepest section of the Donner Pass Route where grades top out at 2.4%. Due to the heavy braking required, the smell of brakes quickly replaced the fresh mountain air.
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