Siemens ALC-42 50th anniversary locomotive leads the consist on Amtrak No. 6, the California Zephyr. Also included are AMTK 309, 313, and 314. Only 301 and 309 were on-line. The other two locos we... (more)
An eastbound Union Pacific Z train has a trio of GE's for power as it approaches the double track tunnel in Newcastle, CA on the Roseville Subdivision. I was hoping for a slightly different angle ... (more)
An Eastbound manifest train is seen emerging out of Tunnel 18 in Newcastle.
Zephyrs meetAfter crossing Donner Pass, Amtrak’s westbound California Zephyr has just exited Tunnel 18 and is meeting the eastbound CZ, train 6, at Newcastle, California, on March 8, ... (more)
A trio of GE workhorses accelerate out of Tunnel 18 at Newcastle, California. Tunnel 18 is one of the only double tracked tunnels along the Donner Pass Route (the other being the Blue Canyon Tunne... (more)
On the Roseville Sub, the conductor of westbound UP no. 5315 is on the ground waving a greeting to the crew of eastbound UP No. 8194, as he watches the Roll by.
UP SD40-2 No. 3660 leads an eastbound manifest out of tunnel 18 and up the steep grade of Two Track on the Donner Pass line. Note that both One and Two Track are jointed rail when this photo was t... (more)
The Conductor of ES44AC No.5315 is on the ground to watch the rollby of Amtrak No. 145 with the Key Tours Sierra Scenic Tour Train. With congestion on both mains, No.145 will cross over in front ... (more)
Amtrak 5 approaches Tunnel 18 on a late afternoon in early autumn.
Early afternoon Amtrak #6, the California Zephyr, climbs the grade between Penryn, CA and Newcastle, CA on the number 2 track on a perfect winter day.
Slowing as it enters Newcastle, SPMW 207 leads the rotary consist toward Tunnel 18 where it will be walked into the western portal by MOW personnel.
UP 8813 West and company roar down the 2.65% grade of the #1 track through Newcastle with 12,321 tons of manifest from Roper, UT to Roseville, CA on the drawbars.
UP 8912 leads a manifest eastbound as it approaches Tunnel 18 in Newcastle on a cold and dreary March day
With the Conductor of No. 6 giving its counterpart a roll by inspection from an open door on the last car, Amtrak’s eastbound and westbound California Zephyr’s meet at Newcastle, California, o... (more)
Looking down the throat of Newcastle Tunnel, we see SP 9319 West coming down the original alignment toward the portal at the other end.