As the storm approaches Truckee.....
Amtrak #5, the westbound California Zephyr, is stopped at Truckee with a heavy layer of snow on the ground.
Last night time snow shot from Donner. The crew is seen digging out the switch, this is a repost, yesterday it just looked a little to distorted, so I saved it at a higher resolution.
UP 580, flanger duty, poses while another flanger lead by UP 600 is ready to battle the snow over the summit
Amtrak's California Zephyr westbound stopping at Truckee then over Donner Pass.
With a UP westbound manifest's conductor and brakeman on the ground for a roll-by, the AOANP 11 blasts eastbound at Truckee, CA on Union Pacific's Donner Pass line.
This westman will receive a push from the manned Truckee Helper at East Truckee
UP 5803 and UP 5758 are this days Truckee Helper.
Shoving on the westman autos, the Truckee Helpers pass under the cantilever signal at Boca.
With the Truckee Helper on the rear, this westman heads for Donner.
The Truckee Helper arrives at Boca with UP 3558, SP 8586 and UP 7899.
Because of a slide in the Feather River Canyon, UP's Donner line got real busy. This westman waits for the manned Truckee Helper at Boca.
The "Truckee Helper" gives a westman a hand, headend power for this train is pictured in photo 87161.