Cutting through 738' of nearly impenetrable granite, Tunnel 35 is a classic railroad tunnel along the Donner Pass Route. Originally constructed by the Southern Pacific Railroad, Tunnel 35 was part... (more)
The Chicago & North Western Transportation Company (CNW) operated for over 130 years. Based in Chicago, this Class 1 Railroad primarily served the heart of the Midwest, including the states of Iow... (more)
Dreams Do Come True
Sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good. This was my first trip to Donner Pass, a place I'd dreamt of seeing ever since I was young child, and I get to shoo... (more)
In a scene that's become all too familiar this Winter, Amtrak 135 leads the eastbound "California Zephyr" through the S-Curves at Yuba Pass.
Rounding the curve and headstrong into a harsh Sierra Blizzard, Amtrak's Eastbound California Zephyr rolls through Yuba Pass.
A Roger Puta Photograph
This Union Pacific westbound stack rides the downhill slope having just exited tunnel 35 at Yuba Pass.
A UP GEVO leads Amtrak 5 downgrade through Yuba Pass running several hours late
Flangers! One of two Flanger sets is seen here cutting west towards the loop track at Emigrant Gap. Once there they will turn back for Truckee, and then make a third and final pass through the a... (more)
Not long before the sun sets on a perfect fall day on Donner, a long and heavy KOAMN struggles to make track speed as it heads east on the single track between Switch 9 and Shed 10. The DPU shoves... (more)
A class numbered AC4400CWCTE is on point of an eastbound grain train as it struggles to gain elevation through Yuba Pass
An eastbound coal train makes its way through Yuba Pass
AGBMI-19 rolls through Yuba Pass on its way westward coming downgrade
Soaring high in the sky on a rock ledge near Yuba Pass, CA, Union Pacific 7735 works hard to move a monster intermodal train over the infamous Donner Pass Route.
The calm and serenity of the Sierra Nevada Mountains is broken as a long stack train comes rumbling through Yuba Pass on the Roseville Subdivision. Union Pacific 8660 is helping this train on it's... (more)