SPMW 209 at Roseville, 8/4/19.
Trailing on this morning's rotary move to Emigrant Gap, SPMW 209 catches the light as it passes the Auburn museum on its way up to the snow.
Dreams Do Come True
Sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good. This was my first trip to Donner Pass, a place I'd dreamt of seeing ever since I was young child, and I get to shoo... (more)
SPMW 209 ducks under the last remaining searchlight signal bridge on Donner Pass. Meanwhile, skiers enjoy perfect snow conditions at the nearby Sugar Bowl Ski Resort.
As the afternoon light quickly disappears over Emigrant Gap, SPMW 209, one of Southern Pacific's original rotary snow plows, sits quietly with its rear-marker lights on and its respective B-unit i... (more)
Extreme snow fighting is BACK on The Hill! After a 13 year hiatus (not counting the March 2007 "training" run), Union Pacific was finally forced to bring out the SP Rotaries the last week of March... (more)
About an hour into its second trip over Donner finds the SPMW 209 cleaning up the leftovers of an Eastbound Spreader set up Main #1. This single Rotary set included the SPMW 8208 "snail" for elect... (more)
Union Pacific dispatched a rotary set today from Roseville, CA as the WRVTKF-25. They departed at 10am and made it to Colfax around noon. After waiting for a utility crew to remove some downed wir... (more)
The rotary showed a slight sign of life after 10 years of dormancy as it plows out the bank off of the #2 track.