After departing Reno Nevada, a six plus hour late No. 5,the westbound California Zephyr, crosses the Truckee River at Verdi Nevada just before Sunset.
An eastbound BNSF train crosses N. Virginia Street in Reno, NV. Within five years this view would no longer be possible, as the UP Roseville Subdivision was moved below street level into a trench... (more)
During the construction of the glorious Reno Trench, the UP main was detoured to the East side of the depot down Commercial St. Until 1950, the east side of the depot had been the depot access for... (more)
The westward Reno Fun Train picking up passengers at the Reno Depot
Amtrak's westbound Reno Fun Train but mostly ex-SP equipment on SP rails with an Espee crew. This would turn out to be the last all F-unit train to cross Donner Pass. The following week, an SDP40F... (more)
UP's ZOAG2 rolls east through Lawton, NV (West Reno) passed some MoW equipment. After a crew change in Sparks, the train would continue to its destination of Global II Yard in Northlake, Illinois.... (more)
Ready to challenge Donner Pass with very long train having five engines, the fifth is in DPU mode at the back. The trains keep getting longer. The shot was taken at the Woodland Ave crossing at th... (more)
An ex-MKT unit leads the Reno Local down the former Nevada-California-Oregon grade to Parr Yard.
Union Pacific's LRA49, historically known as the Reno Local, passes over Interstate 80 northbound to the industrial areas of North Reno on June 28th, 2017. In the background looms the downtown Re... (more)
While stationed at Travis AFB I spent more time than normal on Donner in between deployments. I was lucky to catch a few trains during the day and also at night passing the famous Reno sign. Here... (more)
With it's weekend in Reno complete, Key Holiday's westbound Reno Fun Train leaves its namesake town as it curves through the community of Mogul on the beginning of its return trip to Oakland.
These two UP locomotives are about as clean as the old SP engines that routinely climbed Donner Pass. They are supposed to be Yellow but look more charcoal. It reminded of the old SP diesels.
The westbound ZNPOA (North Platte, NE - Oakland, CA) runs through the Reno trench as it prepares to duck under Evans Ave. and pass by the Reno Amtrak Station on its run towards Donner Pass.
Back When the Mainline was at GradeOn May 19, 1974, Southern Pacific 8922 west bisects downtown Reno, Nevada, skirting along some of the city's famous casinos (such as the Palace Ca... (more)
Union Pacific's Reno Local climbs the hills above Reno, Nevada on former Western Pacific rails with two fresh looking snoot noses (1636 & 1603) on April 20, 2015.