The rotary showed a slight sign of life after 10 years of dormancy as it plows out the bank off of the #2 track.
A bunch of helper units, 7 to be exact, make their way back towards Truckee, CA. I was just able to go wide enough to capture this impressive lashup.
An Eastbound freight on the Eastward main track #2 almost to Soda Springs and close to the top at Norden.
Three SD45's and one SD45T2 in the lashup.
Fresh from the Sacramento Shops, #3207 is on a break in run, East with #6 to Sparks and returning with #5. In a few days, 3207 and sister 3202, also in "Kodachrome" paint will power a special to t... (more)
#3822 is pushing spreader #4030 against the currant on the #1. There is also a spreader on the opposite end of the train as well as tank car of extra fuel to supply othe equipment used to fight sn... (more)
With the "Fun Bear" in place on the front coupler, the mid-week Reno Snow Train is Westbound at Soda Springs Crossing
At the time, freshly re-painted UP 604 leads a flanger westbound. I dont know how in the heck that broome stays there through all of the snow plowing.
The spreader rolls down track #2 keeping the rails clear over Donner.
A westbound grain train begins the long, slow downhill run to Roseville.
The UP 600 flies through Soda Springs slinging snow everywhere....what a sight!
For some reason, I decided to point my camera towards the clearing in the trees as the eastbound train headed towards the Soda Springs grade crossing, as luck would have it the westbound came at t... (more)
About 1 track mile west of the Soda Springs crossing the westbound auto begins its decent towards Roseville
Flanger heading west as the sun breaks through the clouds slightly
WP 806A leads the Western Pacific Historical Society Convention Train westbound, through a spring snowstorm near the summit of Donner Pass.