Crazy Judah. Standing at the summit of Mount Judah along the crest of the Sierra Nevada's, one is left to wonder how a railroad could ever be built through these mountains. It all started w... (more)
A Wisconsin Central SD45 leads a UP westbound uphill at Eder, CA, with her conductor enjoying the beautiful scenery and pine-scented air. The train is heading for the "Big Hole," 10,325-... (more)
The deep labored roar from a brace of three modern Union Pacific motors echoes through the tall pines that line Donner's eastern slope at Eder as SD70ACe 8530 nears the Summit of the Donner grade ... (more)
With most of the train over the top of Donner Pass and emerging from Tunnel 41, "The Big Hole", this eastbound stack continues on it's long journey to Chicago.
Westbound autos grind up the east side of Donner Pass and prepare to enter Tunnel 41, "The Big Hole".
Two EMD's drag 4506 feet of autos in Run 8 towards the 10 thousand foot Tunnel 41, which is aptly named the "Big Hole".\
UP 7775 leads a Globe 1 bound train heads down Donner Pass as they exit "Big Hole"
With the setting sun about to duck behind Mount Judah, a manifest led by a sweet SD9043MAC claws its way up the steep grade of Donner Pass.
Smashing! An Eastbound stack train exits Tunnel 41, which is known as the "Big Hole", and begins its descent down Donner Pass towards Sparks.
The first snowfall of the 2010 snow season pretties up Eder, while the Westbound Zephyr barks towards the summit of Donner Pass. In just a few hours, this shot will be unaccessible without the hel... (more)
AMTK 97 (YESHIR!) continues to claw its way up the East slope of the Sierra Nevadas and Donner Pass, only about a mile from the 7,000 foot summit.
An eastbound double stack bound for Globe 1 comes out of Tunnel 41 has it head for Truckee.
A GE and two EMDs break the silence in the Sierra Mountains as they lead their Globe 1 bound train out of Tunnel 41
UP's Lathrop to Global 2/Chicago intermodal exits the "Big Hole" eastbound through Eder on Donner Pass, on 10-10-10.
This westbound manifest nears Tunnel 41, "The Big Hole", and the summit of Donner Pass.