For a winter or two, the norm was for the spreader to load the #1 track with snow and let the flangers have some fun. On this February day the spreader has done its job and the 604 is nose plowi... (more)
The Business End. Most of the time Flanger shots focus on the head end. I am one of those too especially when they are nose plowing. In this shot, a good view of the business end of the a... (more)
In Feb of 2011 Mother Nature was dumping on Truckee. As the snow falls UP 602 is doing its part on the Hill keeping the rails clear.
Looking like a Star Wars scene In February of 2006 the weather was no different from a typical Sierra Nevada Winter. In this scene the UP 604 pauses in Truckee, CA while the storm continu... (more)
In Feb of 2011 Mother Nature was dumping on Truckee. As the snow falls UP 580 is trying to get into the battle...in the way is 2 feet of fresh snow. To overcome that the conductor is knee deep in ... (more)
In March of 2006 the SP was barely hanging on...at least on Donner. In this scene former SP 4822 is wearing the UP reporting marks topped off with patches, now serving as the UP 585. In this scen... (more)
Every once in a while they bring out a ballast regulator to do some light cleaning. Most of the time the regulator helps clean up Truckee MOW Yard as the snow gets too heavy up on top. On this d... (more)
Valentine’s Day 2009, Mother Nature brought some snowfall as did the Union Pacific. Donner has always been an obsession of mine since I was 18 when someone said " you don't want to go there... (more)
On March 12, 2016 the competition was on for who could blast me and fellow photographer Kevin Dorn. Fortunately for us the crews had less experience than us on Donner so we weren't gonna get blas... (more)
On March 15th Union Pacific brought out the refurbished/upgraded rotary for some testing. The Truckee MoW employees loaded up the #1 track with snow from East Norden up to the 'Big Hole'. The weat... (more)
Happy Valentines Day 2014! This old CNJ Geep has seen many snow storms and many Valentines Days. At the time of publication, it is still in service, but on borrowed time. Watch your step,
A two-unit SP helper heads downhill in fresh snow after helping a train to the summit of the Sierras.
On Christmas Eve morning, Crozier Canyon was hit with a heavy snow storm. Dropping an inch and a half within an hour, a CSX interchange stack train can be see cutting through the snowfall; and col... (more)
BNSF 8592 pushes forward into the heavy spring snow storm as it heads from Colorado to Wyoming.