Climbing eastbound out of Alta and up Casa Loma on the Roseville Subdivision, Amtrak No. 6, the eastbound California Zephyr has two Siemens Chargers in the consist.
After stopping for an additional crewman, eastbound Union Pacific no 7383 is set to Continue up the Roseville Sub to Donner Pass.
After stopping for an additional crewman, eastbound UP 7383 with empty hoppers starts the pull up Casa loma on the Roseville Sub to Donner Pass.
Climbing eastbound to the summit of Donner Pass BNSF ES44AC no. 7437 rolls through Casa Loma with is mixed manifest.
BNSF trackage rights train H-STOPVO negotiaes the S curve at Alta, CA as it accends Donner Pass. This was my next shot of this train after Long Ravine, a mere 12 miles to the southwest by road, an... (more)
New Siemens ALC-42 50th anniversary locomotive trails the consist on Amtrak No. 6, the California Zephyr. For more information on this unique paint scheme, see Railpictures photo ID 562182. Eviden... (more)
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 sec... (more)
With six ex-FP7 locomotives Amtrak's "Reno Fun Train" is at American on its way West back to Oakland. This would be the last all F-unit train to cross Donner Pass.
Early in the morning at Alta, CA, four big SD45s are cut into an SP eastbound to help lift this big manifest up the western slope of Donner Pass.
Climbing Donner's long western slope, two new GE ACs haul eastbound coal empties toward Utah for another load.
The znpoa passes through alta on its way to oakland. A light dusting of snow from the night before has providing a nice scene on this beautiful January morning.
A Union Pacific manifest train descends Donner Pass, having just past under I-80, near Alta.
A heavy Westbound stack train rides dynamics and air down the 2.24% grade of Donner Pass, while the snow keeps falling. Later on in the day, we'd lose power, and it'd be snowing 3 inches per hour.... (more)
The ZNPOA heads downgrade through Alta on its westward trip for Oakland.
High above the American River heading East. This place is known by several names, American, Casa Loma, Rocky Point, CP Rawhide, among others