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Donner Pass Images
Photo Album By: Steven M. Welch
 
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Photo ID: 362317

Two EMD's drag 4506 feet of autos in Run 8 towards the 10 thousand foot Tunnel 41, which is aptly named the "Big Hole".\

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70M
Location: Eder, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 4597
Train ID: AGBMI 07
Photo Date: September 10, 2010


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Added: May 03, 2011

Views: 2,093
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Photo ID: 358483

A second generation SD70ACe exits Shed 10, with its dynamics softly whining, echoing off of the mountainside.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Shed 10, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 8648
Train ID: IG2OA 07
Photo Date: July 10, 2010


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Added: Mar 28, 2011

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Photo ID: 355526

Rolling alongside the Truckee River, a stack train charges Westbound up the grade with a SD9043MAC on the point.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD9043MAC
Location: Glenshire, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 8220
Train ID: KLTG1 29
Photo Date: February 01, 2010


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Added: Feb 26, 2011

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Photo ID: 355502

With the setting sun about to duck behind Mount Judah, a manifest led by a sweet SD9043MAC claws its way up the steep grade of Donner Pass.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD9043MAC
Location: Eder, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 8104
Train ID: MRORV 12
Photo Date: September 13, 2010


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Added: Feb 25, 2011

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Photo ID: 355128

Stacks quietly drift down Donner Pass after exiting Shed 10.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Shed 10, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 7352
Train ID: IG2OA 11
Photo Date: July 13, 2010


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Added: Feb 21, 2011

Views: 3,917
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Photo ID: 353900

Smashing! An Eastbound stack train exits Tunnel 41, which is known as the "Big Hole", and begins its descent down Donner Pass towards Sparks.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Eder, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 7402
Train ID: KLTG1 11
Photo Date: September 11, 2010


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Added: Feb 07, 2011

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Photo ID: 351273

Stacks roll West through a Winter Wonderland just East of Truckee.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Glenshire, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 8464
Train ID: ZG2LT 01
Photo Date: January 03, 2011


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Added: Jan 11, 2011

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Photo ID: 350998

Empty grain for the Midwest drifts downgrade through Boca, which holds the record for coldest temperature recorded in California... Minus 45!

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE AC4400CW
Location: Boca, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 6069
Train ID: GSPQPC 03
Photo Date: January 04, 2011


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Added: Jan 09, 2011

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Photo ID: 350833

Six hundred seconds of awesomeness has elapsed while an Eastbound crawls up the 2.24% of Donner Pass on a cool Winter night.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Casa Loma, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 5502
Train ID: KLTG4 05
Photo Date: January 05, 2011


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Added: Jan 07, 2011

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Photo ID: 350831

An ontime #5 battles up the backside of Donner Pass, nearing the California border after departing Reno.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Mogul, Nevada, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 164
Train ID: AMTK 5
Photo Date: January 04, 2011


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Added: Jan 07, 2011

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Photo ID: 349476

Downed power lines on the tracks ahead has brought the Eastbound California Zephyr to a stop in the small hamlet of Gold Run. Thirty minutes later #6 was back on the move with RP contributor Mark ... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Gold Run, California, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 1
Train ID: AMTK 6
Photo Date: November 21, 2010


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Added: Dec 25, 2010

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Photo ID: 349474

The first snowfall of the 2010 snow season pretties up Eder, while the Westbound Zephyr barks towards the summit of Donner Pass. In just a few hours, this shot will be unaccessible without the hel... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Eder, California, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 3
Train ID: AMTK 5
Photo Date: November 07, 2010


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Added: Dec 25, 2010

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Photo ID: 349344

Opened on November 30, 1867, after two years of blasting, Tunnel 6 at Donner Pass was used continuously for 130 years by the trains of the Central Pacific, and Southern Pacific. The Chinese worked... (more)

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: N/A
Location: Norden, California, USA
Locomotive #: N/A
Train ID: N/A
Photo Date: November 07, 2010


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Added: Dec 23, 2010

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Photo ID: 349289

A tardy #5 blasts through the snow through the small hamlet of Gold Run.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Gold Run, California, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 182
Train ID: AMTK 5
Photo Date: November 21, 2010


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Added: Dec 22, 2010

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Photo ID: 349287

UP's snow fighting equipment heads West after battling Sierra Cement over Summit.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Yuba Gap, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 604
Train ID: WTKTKF 02
Photo Date: February 02, 2010


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Added: Dec 22, 2010

Views: 2,791
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