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Photo ID: 709771

Icycles dangling from the frozen number boards of UP 589 pose while UP 604 waits for its next flip over Donner Pass in Truckee, CA.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Truckee, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 589
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: Unknown


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Added: Sep 13, 2019

Views: 3,398
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Photo ID: 706818

A westbound manifest decends the west slope of Donner Summit passing over the Upper Cascade Bridge near Troy, CA. In a view not possible on foot, the Kidd Lake is in the photo.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44C4
Location: Troy, California, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 02, 2019


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Added: Aug 14, 2019

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Photo ID: 692999

Amtrak #5 travels through the beautiful snow covered Sierra Nevadas.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P40DC
Location: Troy, California, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 144
Train ID: AMTK5
Photo Date: March 11, 2016


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Added: Apr 03, 2019

Views: 5,741
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Photo ID: 685241

It snowed alot! This was the first day of a back to back atorm that dumped a substantial amount of snow on Donner. After heavy snow all day, a lull came through creating a very clear and scenic vi... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Soda Springs, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 602
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 11, 2016


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Added: Jan 25, 2019

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Photo ID: 683933

UP 8563 glides west near milepost 188/West Soda Springs, CA on the UP Roseville sub.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Soda Springs, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 8563
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 12, 2016


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Added: Jan 13, 2019

Views: 2,014
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Photo ID: 681614

2010 and 2011 were disappointing winters for me in terms of my typical Donner trips. In 2012 I was stationed at Langley AFB and I was blessed with the birth of my two sons in that time. All of the... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Soda Springs, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 580
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 13, 2009


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Added: Dec 23, 2018

People's Choice 3

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Photo ID: 681613

In 2009 I had a series of good trips up to Donner Pass that resulted in heavy snow and a numerous opportunities capturing the flanger doing its thing and helping keeping the rails open. Here the 5... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Soda Springs, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 580
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 13, 2009


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Added: Dec 23, 2018

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Photo ID: 681612

UP 4965 leads a westbound z train through the s-curve east of the Soda Springs road crossing while a quick break in the snow highlights the landscape.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70M
Location: Soda Springs, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 4965
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 12, 2009


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Added: Dec 23, 2018

Views: 1,995
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Photo ID: 681611

First light and (at the time) a newer UP locomotive grinds uphill at Troy, CA in the typical winterwonderland on Donner Pass.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Troy, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 5477
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 22, 2006


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Added: Dec 23, 2018

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Photo ID: 681610

After a few days of snow, the sun breaks out brightening the beautiful snow covered terrain. Here UP 4374 leads an eastbound auto train through Troy, CA.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70M
Location: Troy, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 4374
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 22, 2006


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Added: Dec 23, 2018

Views: 1,648
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Photo ID: 680561

2016 was a good year for me on Donner. In fact, it had been the first time I was able to shoot Winter there since 2010. We had a lot of trains, a lot of snow and heck the rotary even came out for ... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Soda Springs, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 602
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 13, 2016


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Added: Dec 13, 2018

People's Choice 4

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Photo ID: 680560

UP 8904 is eastbound at Troy, CA during a brief break in the heavy snowfall.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Soda Springs, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 8904
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 12, 2016


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Added: Dec 13, 2018

Views: 1,804
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Photo ID: 680559

UP 580 works on some light snow heading east just west of the crossing at Soda Springs, CA.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Soda Springs, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 580
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 11, 2016


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Added: Dec 13, 2018

Views: 2,199
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Photo ID: 679806

UP 574 and 589 provide the power for today's spreader operations. After plowing west to Shed 10, the spreader is now working east pushing snow off of the ROW over the Lower Cascade Bridge at Troy,... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Lower Cascade/Troy, California, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 8224
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 15, 2006


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Added: Dec 06, 2018

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Photo ID: 679805

UP 602 leads the flanger eastbound blasting through deep snow at Soda Springs, CA on the UP Roseville sub over Donner Pass.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Soda Springs, CA, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 602
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 12, 2016


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By: raylewis

Added: Dec 06, 2018

Views: 1,909
Comments: 2

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