The Snow train departs on the old street level main line.
With the temperature below freezing, AMTK 231 leans into the curve at Mogul, just West of Reno, on its way home with the Reno Snow Train. With a nod to tradition, the 231 is flying white flags not... (more)
AMTK 297 is approaching the Reno Depot after leaving the SP yards in Sparks. The train is on the present location of the Reno trench, built to bypass numerous crossings in downtown.
The new Reno Trench offers good photo-shooting opportunities, and its nice to see an ex-CNW and ex-SP configuration. Shame the CNW unit has its UP number.
Amtrak pulling into the station 3 1/2 hours late. The station is now located below street level in the "trench."
A shot that soon, or maybe even today cannot be replicated due to the "trench"
UP's Lathrop-Chicago hot intermodal train is seen in Reno, NV on the single track "shoofly" in downtown Reno passing the casinos which made this town famous.
Westbound BNSF trackage right train passes over the Shoo-Fly track at Reno, NV on Union Pacific's "Overland Route."
This autos west passes by Amtrak's temporary depot on the shoo-fly.
Newly rebuilt SPMW 324, the "Snow Fighters" passes the camera at Lawton, NV.
UP 604 on the point with UP 574, both GP38-2s, power this flanging move east bound near Lawton, NV. The flanger is newly rebuilt SPMW 324 named the "Snow Fighter."
No. 5 at Reno's temporary depot on the shoo-fly. This train was annulled at Reno and will become No.6 of the 9th.
With blizzard conditions the crew of this eastman waits for a "patch" crew, 2120 hrs.