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Union Pacific 'Pride of the Sierras'
California is home to some of the most rugged mountains in America.
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Photo ID: 726198

On the first day of 2020, the Western Pacific heritage unit guides the Global 2 to Oakland Z train passed the Colfax Amtrak Station. The station was built in 1905 by the Southern Pacific Railroad.... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Colfax, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 1983
Train ID: ZG2OA 30
Photo Date: January 01, 2020


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Feb 19, 2020

Views: 1,110
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Photo ID: 726167

On a crisp winter afternoon, a North Platte, NE to Fresno, CA manifest works its way through the incredible Feather River Canyon. This train is traveling half way across America (approximately 1,5... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Pulga, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 8339
Train ID: MNPFR 27
Photo Date: December 30, 2019


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Feb 19, 2020

Views: 2,107
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Favorited: 13

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Photo ID: 723669

Only several miles before crossing into California, Union Pacific 1995 and a lengthy Global 2 Z Train cross the Truckee River at Verdi, NV. The rushing rapids of the Truckee River will eventually ... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Verdi, Nevada, USA
Locomotive #: UP 1995
Train ID: ZG2OA 24
Photo Date: April 26, 2019


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Jan 25, 2020

Views: 1,840
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Favorited: 15

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Photo ID: 723432

Winding through the forests of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Union Pacific 1995 leads a westbound Z train through the small community of Alta, California. This train is approaching the steepest sec... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Alta, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 1995
Train ID: ZG2OA 24
Photo Date: April 26, 2019


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Jan 22, 2020

Views: 1,025
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Favorited: 8

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Photo ID: 723430

On a cool October morning, Union Pacific 8598 emerges from a dense fog as it highballs Truckee, California. Dense fog is common in the fall as nighttime temperatures begin to drop. As the cold air... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Truckee, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 8598
Train ID: MFRNP 01
Photo Date: October 02, 2019


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Jan 22, 2020

Views: 980
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Favorited: 7

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Photo ID: 723427

A trio of GE workhorses accelerate out of Tunnel 18 at Newcastle, California. Tunnel 18 is one of the only double tracked tunnels along the Donner Pass Route (the other being the Blue Canyon Tunne... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE AC4400CW-CTE
Location: Newcastle, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 5981
Train ID: CPFC49 01
Photo Date: October 01, 2019


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Jan 22, 2020

Views: 1,457
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Favorited: 7

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Photo ID: 722147

Crazy Judah. Standing at the summit of Mount Judah along the crest of the Sierra Nevada's, one is left to wonder how a railroad could ever be built through these mountains. It all started w... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Eder, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 5506
Train ID: ZG2OA 30
Photo Date: October 02, 2019


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Jan 09, 2020

Views: 1,700
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Favorited: 11

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Photo ID: 721827

Cutting through 738' of nearly impenetrable granite, Tunnel 35 is a classic railroad tunnel along the Donner Pass Route. Originally constructed by the Southern Pacific Railroad, Tunnel 35 was part... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Yuba Pass, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 1983
Train ID: ZG2OA 30
Photo Date: January 01, 2020


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Jan 05, 2020

Views: 4,244
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Favorited: 16

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Photo ID: 721255

Dwarfed by the vertical cliffs of the Feather River Canyon, this heavy westbound coal train slowly makes its way through Tunnel 9 at Pulga. The Feather River Route is an incredible and unique piec... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Pulga, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 5304
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 16, 2019


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Dec 31, 2019

Views: 3,480
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Favorited: 13

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Photo ID: 720186

While this may appear to have been captured by a drone, I can confirm it wasn't. In this shot, a heavy westbound manifest en route from North Platte, NE to Fresno, California follows alongside the... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Pulga, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 8391
Train ID: MNPFR 05
Photo Date: September 08, 2019


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Dec 20, 2019

Views: 2,249
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Favorited: 11

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Photo ID: 709497

Precision. Precision Railroading is in full effect throughout the Roseville Service Unit. In order to better the company's operating ratio, Union Pacific has elected to run fewer and longer... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Delta, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 1983
Train ID: MWCEU 06
Photo Date: September 07, 2019


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Sep 10, 2019

Views: 2,511
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Favorited: 12

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Photo ID: 708767

"Highball the 1995." On a clear spring afternoon, Union Pacific 1995 (the Chicago & Northwestern heritage unit) rockets westbound out of Truckee while Amtrak's California Zephyr p... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Truckee, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 1995
Train ID: ZG2OA 24
Photo Date: April 26, 2019


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Added: Sep 03, 2019

Views: 1,298
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Favorited: 14

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Photo ID: 707551

Delta Fire Aftermath. On September 5th, 2018, the Delta Fire ignited along Interstate 5, approximately two miles north of Lakehead, California. The fire grew rapidly, closing Interstate 5 a... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Lamoine, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 1982
Train ID: MPDRV 13
Photo Date: July 14, 2019


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Aug 22, 2019

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Views: 9,816
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Favorited: 54

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Photo ID: 707004

In November of 2009, Union Pacific instituted a major change to operations in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Numerous tunnels along the Donner Pass Route were retrofitted in order to fit double stac... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70M
Location: Clio, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 4807
Train ID: LRR66 30
Photo Date: April 30, 2019


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Added: Aug 16, 2019

Views: 5,780
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Favorited: 12

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Photo ID: 699850

Deep in the Northern Sierra Nevada Mountains lies the Williams Loop. Located along the Union Pacific Canyon Subdivision, the engineered loop allows trains to descend the rugged mountain topography... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Williams Loop, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 8980
Train ID: CSKPF 23
Photo Date: April 25, 2019


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Jun 11, 2019

Views: 2,770
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