At the top of the Truckee River Canyon, Eastbound Union Pacific ES44AH No. 8171 with Stacks follows the Truckee River for the downhill run to Reno Nevada.
As the sun continues to lower in the western sky, the MRVNP (Roseville-North Platte manifest) races down the grade from Sherman Hill on Track 2 as the MNPPC (North Platte-Pocatello manifest) start... (more)
TUNNEL MOTOR? A grimy ES44AC leads an eastbound COFC/TOFC train. UP 8171, 8249, 4992, 2548, 4630.
MWCRV heads north towards Mojave. While the train is on the desert plains at the moment, it will soon begin the torturous climb up Tehachapi Pass.
After meeting each other at Rocky, the MNYGJ continues west on the main at Clay while an empty ballast train passes by the intermediate signal at MP 16.1. The distance between the trains has expan... (more)
8171, 9658 and 5562 catch the last light of the day as they soar high over I-80 on track #2 during their final descent to Roseville. Westbound trains usually use track #1, which follows a differe... (more)
Three motors follow the curvature of the Truckee River, and battle the one plus percent gradient on their way towards the summit of the famous Donner Pass.
UP 8171 leads the assault of the east slope of Donner Pass through Hirschdale as the train continues its journey to Roseville.
It's a beautiful summer afternoon on Donner Pass as UP 8171 leads a train of mixed freight around the big curve at Glenshire.
A heavy Westbound manifest creeps down Donner Pass, passing through a thick cut of red rock and Douglass Firs.
Ricey Thiasy! RailPictures.Net great Jim Thias glasses a the Westbound UP 8171, as it parallels the Truckee River on a beautiful August afternoon on the mountain.
A SD9043MAC cruises West downgrade through Troy.
A westbound manifest roars past Gloobal III as a long cut of containers is being switched.
Maybe it's Mabie? UP 8171 digs into the dynamics as it holds back a Westbound stacktrain crossing the bridge at MP317, known as Mabie on the RR.