A late running westbound California Zephyr is seen approaching Soda Springs, CA, on Thanksgiving Day 2019, having crested Donner Summit two miles east of here. Less than 48 hours prior there was n... (more)
The IOANP is only a few miles from the summit of Donner Pass as it negotiates the reverse curves carved on a shelf above the South Yuba River west of Soda Springs, CA, on May 23, 2020. This train ... (more)
Climbing to Norden in the last light of the day on the hill.
Sliding westbound down the western flank of the Sierra Nevada, Union Pacific No.7091 leads stacks into the setting sun.
A westbound Herzog Ballast Train descends from Norden through Soda Springs laying down ballast along Main One heading into the setting sun.
A westbound Herzog Ballast Train descends from Norden through Soda Springs laying down ballast along Main One, heading into the setting sun.
It snowed alot! This was the first day of a back to back atorm that dumped a substantial amount of snow on Donner. After heavy snow all day, a lull came through creating a very clear and scenic vi... (more)
UP 8563 glides west near milepost 188/West Soda Springs, CA on the UP Roseville sub.
2010 and 2011 were disappointing winters for me in terms of my typical Donner trips. In 2012 I was stationed at Langley AFB and I was blessed with the birth of my two sons in that time. All of the... (more)
In 2009 I had a series of good trips up to Donner Pass that resulted in heavy snow and a numerous opportunities capturing the flanger doing its thing and helping keeping the rails open. Here the 5... (more)
UP 4965 leads a westbound z train through the s-curve east of the Soda Springs road crossing while a quick break in the snow highlights the landscape.
2016 was a good year for me on Donner. In fact, it had been the first time I was able to shoot Winter there since 2010. We had a lot of trains, a lot of snow and heck the rotary even came out for ... (more)
UP 8904 is eastbound at Troy, CA during a brief break in the heavy snowfall.
UP 580 works on some light snow heading east just west of the crossing at Soda Springs, CA.
SP #9313 an SD45T-2 as rear end helper