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Union Pacific 'Pride of the Sierras'
California has some of the best mountain scenes in America. The photos in this album will include images from Donner Pass and the Feather River Canyon, which will show how Union Pacific really is the “Pride of the Sierras”.
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Photo ID: 644802

BNSF 4648 exits Tunnel 7 and prepares to immediately enter Tunnel 8 at Dark Canyon as it heads eastbound along the Feather River Route. With a storm order in affect, the conductor was coordinating... (more)

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW)
Location: Dark Canyon, California, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 4648
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 10, 2018


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Jan 16, 2018

Views: 1,952
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Favorited: 25

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Photo ID: 644608

Whatever it takes. In the early 1960s, construction began on the Oroville Dam. Once the dam was completed, the resulting reservoir flooded the Western Pacific mainline east of Oroville. A new rout... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE AC4400CW
Location: James, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 6474
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 03, 2018


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Jan 15, 2018

Views: 3,916
Comments: 4

Favorited: 39

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Photo ID: 644439

The Sierra Nevada Mountains stand between California and the outside world. Within the 400 miles of these rugged, steep mountains, are two railroad routes. The southern route, Donner Pass, climbs ... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Sloat, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 8452
Train ID: CSKPF9 09
Photo Date: January 11, 2018


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Jan 13, 2018

Views: 1,178
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Favorited: 25

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Photo ID: 644256

The thunder rolls. On a cold stormy day in Northern California, Union Pacific 6662 guides a heavy MNPRVX around the Williams Loop, east of Quincy. At over 7,000' in length, this train easily has t... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE AC4400CW
Location: Williams Loop, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 6662
Train ID: MNPRVX 07
Photo Date: January 10, 2018


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Jan 12, 2018

Photo of the Week

Views: 13,243
Comments: 12

Favorited: 114

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Photo ID: 611723

SPMW 209 ducks under the last remaining searchlight signal bridge on Donner Pass. Meanwhile, skiers enjoy perfect snow conditions at the nearby Sugar Bowl Ski Resort.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Rotary
Location: Norden, California, USA
Locomotive #: SPMW 209
Train ID: WTKTKF 25
Photo Date: February 25, 2017


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Mar 31, 2017

Views: 2,453
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Favorited: 29

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Photo ID: 608992

On a cold winter evening, the railroad has sprung to life. An eastbound grain train has pulled up to Switch 9 to wait for the passing MNPRV. Tucked in the middle of all this action is the rotary s... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Emigrant Gap, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 5274
Train ID: MNPRV 22
Photo Date: February 24, 2017


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Mar 06, 2017

People's Choice 4

Views: 6,295
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Favorited: 40

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Photo ID: 608541

It can be difficult to comprehend the size of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Trains, massive in their own right, seem to to be dwarfed by the endless snow covered peaks of the Donner Pass Route. Uni... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Troy, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 580
Train ID: 2WTKTKF 25
Photo Date: February 25, 2017


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Mar 02, 2017

Views: 5,481
Comments: 1

Favorited: 46

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Photo ID: 608145

SPMW 207 passes under the last remaining searchlight signal bridge on Donner Pass as it clears the heavy "Sierra Cement" from track #1. The rotaries would plow snow all the way to the Bi... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Rotary
Location: Norden, California, USA
Locomotive #: SPMW 207
Train ID: WTKTKF 25
Photo Date: February 25, 2017


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Feb 26, 2017

Photo of the Week

Views: 10,570
Comments: 4

Favorited: 73

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Photo ID: 608116

The legendary rotary snowplows have returned to Donner Pass. California has been hammered with numerous storms this winter. All of these storms have wreaked havoc across the Donner Pass Route. Fro... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Rotary
Location: Troy, California, USA
Locomotive #: SPMW 207
Train ID: WTKTKF 25
Photo Date: February 25, 2017


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Feb 26, 2017

People's Choice 2

Views: 19,089
Comments: 8

Favorited: 79

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Photo ID: 605796

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)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Jordan Spreader
Location: Truckee, California, USA
Locomotive #: SPMW 4032
Train ID: WTKTKF 12
Photo Date: January 12, 2017


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Feb 06, 2017

Views: 3,616
Comments: 1

Favorited: 26

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Photo ID: 605220

A new crew is onboard and Union Pacific 7215 is departing Dunsmuir, California with a lengthy QPWRV in tow. This train will follow the Upper Sacramento River (pictured right) down to Lakehead. A c... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE AC4400CW
Location: Dunsmuir, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 7215
Train ID: QPWRV 6
Photo Date: January 13, 2017


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Feb 02, 2017

Views: 1,468
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Favorited: 9

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Photo ID: 605219

The last rays of sunshine peak through the forest, illuminating the stainless steel superliner cars on Amtrak's California Zephyr. This train is running a couple hours late as it approaches the su... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Soda Springs, California, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 199
Train ID: AMT 6
Photo Date: January 13, 2017


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Feb 02, 2017

Views: 2,640
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Favorited: 21

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Photo ID: 604589

On a perfect morning along Donner Pass, Union Pacific 602 heads east through Cisco, California with a flanger set. Check out how much snow has built up from recent storms!

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Cisco, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 602
Train ID: WTKTKF 14
Photo Date: January 14, 2017


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Jan 28, 2017

Views: 2,202
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Favorited: 18

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Photo ID: 604087

Imagine this. You're Dispatcher 74 and haven't been able to run trains between Shed 47 and Switch 9 all day. The spreaders just toned you up and gave back the #2 track between Norden and Shed 10, ... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Norden, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 5286
Train ID: MNPRV 8
Photo Date: January 13, 2017


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Jan 23, 2017

Views: 3,676
Comments: 2

Favorited: 30

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Photo ID: 603929

Union Pacific 8766 leads the five day old MNPRV out of Tunnel 39 at Cisco. Feet of Sierra Snow covering Tunnels 4 and 39 are evidence of recent winter storms. Those storms caused washouts along th... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Cisco, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 8766
Train ID: MNPRV 9
Photo Date: January 14, 2017


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Jan 22, 2017

Views: 8,105
Comments: 2

Favorited: 70

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