Passengers aboard Amtrak's California Zephyr are treated to the sights of a winter wonderland as they head east across the Donner Pass Route at Cisco. While I was freezing out in the elements, I'm... (more)
Eastbound through Cisco, this long train consisting entirely of covered hoppers is in Tunnels 39 and 38, while Tunnels 4 and 3 sit on the outside as part of the original Central Pacific line.
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!
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)
A break in the weather spells good luck for Union Pacific. Earlier in the week, snow measured by the foot fell across the Sierra Nevada Mountains. With major washouts on the Feather River Route, i... (more)
The thunderous roar emitted from a labored eastbound manifest reverberates through the Sierra Nevada as Union Pacific's Roseville, CA to North Platte, NE manifest contends with the western slope o... (more)
In a stunning display of winter mountain railroading, UP's Roseville to Roper manifest is finally on the move, passing an Oakland-bound stack train with a GMTX GP38-2 in consist looking a bit out ... (more)
An empty grain train with two locomotives on the point, and an additional one on the rear works its way upgrade near Shed 10 on its way east over Donner Pass.
Amtrak's California Zephyr No. 6 seen traversing one of the many tight s-curves on UP's Donner Pass route.
UP 6571 leads the westbound Roper out of Tunnel 38 at Cisco as it works its way down Donner Pass.
UP 5940 leads the KLTG2 through a curve just west of Shed 10 on Donner Pass.
Union Pacific #6018 splits the signals at MP 176.8 with a westbound auto rack train.
After exiting Shed 10, this Eastbound stack train is now negotioating the curves through Cisco, CA.
A 5+ HR late Zephyr rolls west out of Shed 10 on a beautiful summer day in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
Powered by a Southern Pacific A-A-B-A F unit set, Amtrak Train 6 climbs the west slope of Donner Pass with a heavy train. The six Pullmans accommodated a large group of travel agents escorted by ... (more)