On January 12th, 2017 Union Pacific's Sierra snow fighters use spreader set 4032/4031 to clear snow off the balloon trackage in Truckee, California as the westbound ZG2OA, in the background, heads... (more)
On a crisp winter morning along Donner Pass, SPMW 4032 leads a single spreader set west at Emigrant Gap, California. In the days prior, the mountains of Northern California were battered by severa... (more)
Union Pacific's Jordan Spreaders work around the balloon track at Truckee, California. Truckee is the headquarters for snow fighting operations on Donner Pass. The balloon track is a key component... (more)
Winter professionals prevail…… After a long day on the hill Union Pacific's spreaders come home to Truckee after having returned the flow of commerce to Union Pacific's Sierra Crossing. After havi... (more)
With the mountain again clear after a early morning run west to Shed 10, Union Pacific's 'lead' spreader set drifts through Soda Springs, following closely behind the 'broken wing' spreader. The s... (more)
The Donner Pass Route is famous for the incredible amount of dense-wet snow that buries this line every winter. Keeping this line open during the winter is up to a small group of dedicated men and... (more)
A behind the scenes tour of the Roseville Yard takes us to some snow equipment. It just sits on a spur during the summer but it has an important job come winter; keep Donner open!