Westbound heading up Donner Pass from Truckee.
Working upgrade out of Cold Stream Canyon, UP 8444 has reached Andover doubleheading with UP 3985. Bringing the UP train to Railfair 1981, it was 3985's first major outing and it was still a coal ... (more)
Led by preserved F40 #231, the mid-week Snow Train is passing the community of Hirschdale. The following year, F40's would give way to the P32's. #231 has been preserved in Portland, Oregon thru t... (more)
With their 645's wound up, 7494 and three others start the climb out of Truckee to Donner Summit
Returning to California after a display date in Reno, the Freedom Train with the 4449 on the head end arrives in Truckee CA, on Thanksgiving Day 1975. Cold and snowy but still met by a large crowd... (more)
All is quiet on the Pass tonight. SP MW Spreader #4030, stands on call, still free of UP markings and greets me on this cool Winter night in January. This soldier has greeted many railfans in t... (more)
Jordan Snow Plows rest on the house track as A Heavy grain train climbs through truckee
On the return trip of a break in run on Amtrak's California Zephyr, 3207 is fresh from the shops and soon to pull a special to that years Super Bowl
A DPU helps push a manifest as it rolls through Truckee.
The flanger has just stopped after crossing Donner. A new crew will take over, turn the equipment on the balloon and head back over Donner Pass.
Winterized SD9 3822 with one of SP's flangers. Later rebuilt as #4450, the unit has been preserved and currently on its way to the museum in Portola, CA.
Westbound manifest climbing out of Truckee
Amtrak train #5, The San Francisco Zephyr, departing Truckee. The air temp was hovering around zero. Note the ice around the filler for the boiler water.
Crew members assigned to flanger duty work diligently with several tools, including a flare to dig out/clear the switch at the west end of Truckee