Just after sunrise, WP 3519 bears down on the west portal of Chilcoot Tunnel with an eastbound UP manifest. The train is leaving the snow-covered Sierra Nevada Range, visible in the distance, and ... (more)
Centennial No. 6908 accelerates an OMW out of Chilcoot Tunnel and onto the desert east of Portola.
UP westbound about to enter the Beckwourth Pass tunnel. The line to the right is an old branchline to Reno, now used to store surplus boxcars.
After a brief stint on a SAC-Stockton Operation Lifesaver Special (under overcast skies), the UP-WP Heritage Duo was sent right back out on the Roseville-Roper manifests. Seen here, the SP Heritag... (more)
A UP OAAP3 double-stack train headed for Chicago roars up the huge trench that leads to Chilcoot Tunnel.
No, it's not Tehachapi. This is Beckwourth Pass, at the headwaters of the Feather River. This westbound stacker has just crested the summit a few hundred feet back inside the tunnel.
Blasting uphill at Chilcoot, WP 3519 East is about to enter a long tunnel.