This was a winter! This winter on Donner was indeed challenging and epic. Not only for railroaders but also railfans. Access on Donner in the winter is always tough, especially parking. With a sma... (more)
SPMW 207 works eastward through Troy, CA.
UP broke out the rotary for the first time in early Feb. Its been a winter for the history books and the rotary would make its way back up to the Hill on March 6th. Since then its been used 2 more... (more)
With the sun popping out briefly, UP 4115 leads and eastbound z train through Andover on UPs Roseville Sub over Donner Pass. The train had done a little of its own plowing over its trip.
The ZLACALT runs east through Chalendar right around sunrise on a snowy morning on the Seligman Subdivision.
A westbound vehicle train led by BNSF 7885 passes an eastbound z-train at Maine, AZ.
A westbound BNSF z-train stops at Daze after clipping a bolder on the way downgrade towards Ash Fork. After a quick inspection the train was back on its way.
UP 3096 climbs uphill near MP 186 (Troy) on Donner pass.
For nearly 20 years I have had a fascination for the bridges on Donner Pass and snow removal. I havent been to Donner much over the past 10 years, and only once in the summer since I have had a dr... (more)
After a crew change at Ash Fork, the eastbound vehicle train is on the move again making its run at the grades up the final miles on the Phoenix Subdivision before entering the BSNF transcon at Wi... (more)
Fresh snow, low clouds and a little sunlight create a magnificent scene as a westbound BSNF Z train races through W. Crookton, AZ.
BNSF 7540 peeks out of the Nelson tunnel leading train SLBTCLO1-04
Winter storm clouds and a setting sun creates a dramatic sunset at Williams, AZ.
NS 4314 grinds uphill at around 4mph after its second unit died at Yampai on BNSF's Seligman Subdivision.
Westbound stack train SLPCLBT3-23 curves through Pan Canyon just east of Seligman after a fair amount of snow blanketed the lower elevations of Northern Arizona.