Working towards the Summit of the original transcontinental crossing of the Sierra Nevada's UP 8018 leads the westbound hotshot ZG2LT out of Stanford curve and towards Andover on the eastern slope... (more)
As the day gets late on Donner Pass, the sun sinks low in the west and shadows from the mountains and trees grow long. An eastbound BNSF trackage rights manifest passes through one of the few sma... (more)
Eighty-something doublestacks are held back by three units, heading down the 1.8% grade into the depths of Coldstream Canyon, leaving Milepost 200 behind.
The westbound Amtrak "San Francisco Zephyr" is rounding the Cold Spring Canyon curve and will head east for a short while. Barely visable is one of Espee's full length domes
After being overtaken by a late #5, the four locomotives on this westbound manifest fill the air with spent diesel as they charge out of Stanford Flats toward the summit.
Dynamics echo throughout Coldstream Canyon as an eastbound manifest makes it's descent toward the horseshoe curve at Stanford.