Approaching the community of Floriston is eastbound Union Pacific SD70M No. 4678 leading stacks down through the Truckee River Canyon to Reno Nevada.
Approaching the old town site of Boca, westbound Union Pacific No. 7652 pulls a manifest up the east slope of the hill to Donner Pass from Reno Nv. Boca was a lumber town that supplied lumber fo... (more)
A late Amtrak No. 5, the westbound California Zephyr, departs Truckee and rolls on the power as it attacks the grade to the Summit over Donner. The first snowfall in quite awhile in the Sierras h... (more)
Assisting westbound stack on Donner Pass.
Westbound Zepher exits one of many tunnels on Donner Pass.
On track #2 crossing Interstate 80 on its way east.
Look at the nose of the UP 600...Its frozen solid!
A close up of the blade of a flanger as it sits in Truckee, CA
The flanger power gets refueled during a light snow as the sun peaks through the clouds
One of my favorite snow shots, I love how the ice and snow has covered both units!
Flanger heading west as the sun breaks through the clouds slightly
I love the symmetry with the pipe loads on the hoppers as the eastbound train curves through Soda Springs
Speeding westbound in heavy snow is yet another trip made by the flanger to keep the pass open.
Finally the heavy snow begins to fall, sticking to everything around!
Waiting short of the crossovers at W. Truckee, I snapped this shot before heading into the hotel just a few feet away.