UP 8427 race's pass a waiting westbound waiting coal train west of Franklin Grove, IL on a very nice Sunday morning!!!
Amtrak's California Zephyr tackles the snow covered Sierra Nevada Mountains as it rolls along the frigid Truckee River at Boca. The high temperature on Donner Pass was in the mid 20s.
Running approximately 4 hours behind the mark, Amtrak's Zephyr 5 heads west along the Truckee River with a broken down P42 and a UP ACe in the lead.
A late afternoon eastbound out in the hot stinking desert!
Near Gish in the upper reaches of Cajon Pass, an eastbound UP mixed freight climbs the grade on the normally-westbound south track, and will reach Summit in just a few minutes.
Train MWCNP grinds up the steep 3.2% south track as it climbs Cajon Pass.
I made a terrible mistake of not bringing any bug repelant, i'm surprised I didnt become anemic from blood loss from what seemed like a thousand misquitos attacking me. UP's Herington Sub is showi... (more)