A westbound Union Pacific Z train begins to climb the grade to Sand Pass in the Nevada desert.
A brand new GE leads a UP Z train down the east side of Sand Pass, on the southern edge of the Smoke Creek Desert.
A UP vehicle train heads eastward along the base of the Terraced Hills.
Five EMDs pull a long westbound pig train through Sand Pass.
Having just finished the 1% climb out of the Smoke Creek Desert, a westbound stack train winds its way down from Sand Pass towards California.
A Rio Grande SD50 leads an eastbound SP Modoc Line train on the UP (former WP) about a mile east of Sand Pass, Nevada.
An eastbound freight on the former WP has just crossed the grade crossing about a mile west of Sand Pass, Nevada.
Union Pacific FEF #844 charges eastbound for Winnemucca at Sand Pass, Nevada. The train was on its way back to Wyoming after making a trip west to the San Francisco Bay Area. The weather report th... (more)
With a dozen or so railfans on hand this gorgeous April afternoon, two CNW dash nines are nearing the end of their climb out of the Smoke Creek Desert as they approach Sand Pass siding.
2 unpatched CNW Dash 9's lead an intermodal train through Sand Pass in April of 2005, probably something you will never see again. Nikon D70 24-120mm. www.bayarearailroading.com