In early November, Union Pacific moves its snow fighting fleet from its summer home in Roseville to its winter home in Truckee in preparation for the winters heavy snowstorms on Donner Pass. About... (more)
With the Sierra Nevada firmly gripped by a winter snow storm mainline operations must continue on Union Pacific's Sierra crossing. Employing snow fighting methods perfected over time every signifi... (more)
Peeking through/sandwiched by perfectly snow covered trees, the 600 works East at Soda Springs.
GP38-2's working hard while the crew battles low visibility.
Last year was a slow year on Donner for me. My timing was way off, I had to bump my time off by a week in which case proved to be a mistake. I missed some fairly large storms. However on this day ... (more)
UP 600 works between West Norden and Shed 10 as they move west through Soda Springs.
Ex CRIP GP40
The UP 600 flies through Soda Springs slinging snow everywhere....what a sight!
The flanger awaits the next crew on the balloon track in Truckee, CA
Look at the nose of the UP 600...Its frozen solid!
Speeding westbound in heavy snow is yet another trip made by the flanger to keep the pass open.
After crossing over inside the shed, the westbound flanger heads down the #2 while other Donner snow fiend Dick Dorn shoots him exiting.
GP38-2 600 sits in the yard waiting its next job.
Waiting for authority to leave the MOW yard to clear the rails at higher elevations. That aint rain!!
Numberboards provide the subject as the moon gleams in the background