The conductor on the lead SP helper checks his consist to ensure everything is ok. The helper was added to help Amtrak's returning Fun Train to make it over Donner.
An ex-C&NW Dash 9 leads a westbound SP grain train as light starts to fail in Long Ravine.
UP 7667 crosses over I 80 at Long Ravine as it heads down the hilljust above Colfax.
Union Pacific 1989 roles over the bridges at Long Ravine on it's way into Colfax, CA.
UP 1983 crosses Long Ravine on the #1 track just east of Colfax
Pacific Locomotive Association's Oakland to Truckee "Truckee Limited", the last excursion operated by the SP prior to Amtrak.
Amtrak's San Francisco Zephyr is East of Colfax crossing Long Ravine Trestle. #8982 had been added at Roseville for the run over Donner Pass and the hose carrying the air signal line can be seen o... (more)
A westbound vehicle train rips around the giant curve at Long Ravine, its autoracks visible in the distance through a notch in the Sierra forest.
Low snow level brings snow to Colfax as UP 4002 makes the bend at Carpenter Rd heading west in to the bright morning sun
A UP eastbound manifest powered by four SD40T-2s, three of them ex-Rio Grande, roars through Long Ravine just east of Colfax and approaches the arduous climb that begins at Cape Horn.
SP AC 232 leads a westbound coal train across the bridge at Long Ravine just east of Colfax.