Imagine this. You're Dispatcher 74 and haven't been able to run trains between Shed 47 and Switch 9 all day. The spreaders just toned you up and gave back the #2 track between Norden and Shed 10, ... (more)
Another cold day in the High Sierras draws to a close but the action is just beginning for the Union Pacific Railroad. Throughout the day, the Truckee-based Jordan Spreaders were working to clear ... (more)
On March 15th Union Pacific brought out the refurbished/upgraded rotary for some testing. The Truckee MoW employees loaded up the #1 track with snow from East Norden up to the 'Big Hole'. The we... (more)
The 110th Snowiest City in the United StatesBringing up the rear of a Southern Pacific freight as it crosses Donner Pass on M... (more)
Amtrak #5 has made quick work of the eastern slope of Donner Pass and will now roll down the hill towards Roseville.
Skiers and snowboarders are enjoying a sunny winter day as the Union Pacific ZG2LT exits the snowshed at Norden, California.
UP's Global 3 to Oakland Stacker battling the harsh conditions near Donner Summit. Notice the last active searchlight bridge on Donner Pass in the background. Brrrrrr!
Amidst heavy snowfall, the Donner flanger set eases to a stop for a red at Norden. While there, a member of the crew braves the elements to try to clear some ice and caked snow off the flanger.
Guillermo Sanchez © 2014
Late afternoon finds the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada's glowing in the finally rays of a September day. The quiet calm enjoyed by hikers and mountain bikers today was once the scene of great... (more)
An increasingly rare sight, a red-sill stripe SD70ACe looks sharp as it leads an eastbound auto repo out of the Norden snowsheds.
An eastbound grain train notches up as it makes its way through Norden
Snow and Snow Sheds. Donner Pass is infamous for heavy snow and railroading. Here, a westbound stack train led by Union Pacific 5039 battles through blinding snow at the Norden snow shed. A... (more)
A long grain drag creeps up the stiff grade at Norden as it nears the summit of Donner Pass.
Amtrak 6 makes its way through Norden, as it finishes its battle with the west slope