Westbound SP 8350 pokes its nose out of the old wooden snowsheds that protected the west end of summit Tunnel 41 on Track 2 over Donner.
I love the symmetry with the pipe loads on the hoppers as the eastbound train curves through Soda Springs
Speeding westbound in heavy snow is yet another trip made by the flanger to keep the pass open.
Finally the heavy snow begins to fall, sticking to everything around!
Eastbound #6 makes a sharp turn amidst the beautiful snow covered scenery
A going away shot of the flanger merely conceals the train as it moves above track speed clearing the rails westward.
Heavy snow in low clouds engulf the summit as the flanger plows through Soda Springs
After nearly two weeks of heavy snow, the sun finally pops put, as well as the spreader as teh accumulated snow begins to really pile up
The spreader plows west on track 1 at Soda Springs as clouds diminsh the sunlight
From above the rails the spreader speads westbound on the #1 track plowing onto the #2
Mamiya 645-Kodak VPS160 captures westbound auto train on a beautiful winter day
A bright sunny day with a brilliant coat of snow highlights this eastbound auto train headed towards Donner summit
UP eastbound up grade to Donner Pass.
This was the only day it didnt snow for 7 days in a trip that I made a while back. UP's snow removal operations are one of the most amazing sites to watch