After crossing the railroad summit at Norden a westbound Mixed Manifest starts the slide down the Western flank of Donner Pass.
With 6 engines in Dynamic, a Union Pacific Intermodal Conntainer train slides downhill from the summit of Donner Pass
BNSF No. 7027, lifts a heavy tonnage mixed manifest into Soda Springs on it's way to the summit of Donner Pass.
The Reno Fun Train heads west on Donner Pass during a clear winter afternoon.
After cresting the Summit, a Union Pacific Z double and single Stack begins the long slide down the western side of the Sierra Nevada Mountains to Roseville.
A Union Pacific Flanger works through Soda Springs. A nice weather window to get some track grooming done before the snows hit again.
After several Cancelations due to weather on Donner pass this winter, the first Sierra Scenic train and the First Reno Fun Train make their first runs from the bay area to Reno and back. Heritage ... (more)
As the final trace of daylight saturates the lingering clouds over the summit of the high Sierra Amtrak's eastbound California Zephyr passes through Soda Springs, just west of Norden. Even running... (more)
With the mountain again clear after a early morning run west to Shed 10, Union Pacific's 'lead' spreader set drifts through Soda Springs, following closely behind the 'broken wing' spreader. The s... (more)
UP 7728 leads a westbound K train through Soda Springs, CA. There was 6-10' of snow piled around Soda Springs this afternoon.
While I was waiting for the rotaries to show up the spreader came along and shoved snow onto the #2 track for the rotary to send over the bank.
I cross country skied west from the Soda Springs railroad crossing about 1/2 mile to get this shot.
An eastbound train rolls through downtown Soda Springs, glinting in the late-afternoon sun.
East bound mixed freight UP 4429, NS 9307, UP 9480 and 4750 enter the outskirts of Soda Springs at track speed. Heading for Kemmer WY, Rock Springs WY and points east with products from the northw... (more)