Sliding westbound down the western flank of the Sierra Nevada, Union Pacific No.7091 leads stacks into the setting sun.
The sun is setting on a eastbound to Reno. as Union Pacific No.2621 leads a manifest through the small community of Florinston in the Truckee River Canyon.
A westbound Herzog Ballast Train descends from Norden through Soda Springs laying down ballast along Main One heading into the setting sun.
A westbound Herzog Ballast Train descends from Norden through Soda Springs laying down ballast along Main One, heading into the setting sun.
Capital Corridor service rolls out of SAC.
After a day of heavy snow the sun breaks through in the afternoon as the ZCSLT heads west through Soda Springs, CA.
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)
In June of 2003 a filthy UP 5832 is leading the Eastbound MRVNPB through Troy CA. Luckily with the early morning backlighting the filthiness is hidden, yet the details of the locomotives, the pow... (more)
UP 6080 is gliding down the West slope as the engineer exchanges waves with myself and Kevin Dorn. The train is crossing the upper cascade bridge at Troy, CA.
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)
The "Snow Wake" In the foreground is the accumulated snow being cleared off the rails off the nose/wing plow. The spreader is paused to refuel the heavy equipment. The bulldozers, contract... (more)