SP SD45 8826 acts as lead helper on Amtrak No. 5 on one of the first runs of ex-UP E-units on this train.
Amtrak No. 5 drops downhill at Midas with an SP SD45 lead helper picked up at Sparks.
Ex-SP FP7 6455 leads Amtrak No. 5 up out of Long Ravine into Colfax before descending through the Sierra Nevada foothills.
After cutting of its ex-SP FP7 lead helper at Roseville, an A-B-A set of ex-UP E-units accelerates out of Roseville at Antelope.
Amtrak's westbound San Francisco Zephyr rolls downhill on No. 2 track on the giant fill that leads to Newcastle tunnel.
Ex-SP FP7 6455 leads Amtrak westbound San Francisco Zephyr down Donner Pass' west slope at Towle.
Ex-SP FP7A 6455 leads Amtrak No. 6, the eastbound San Francisco Zephyr, at Newcastle.
The eastbound California Zephyr is stopped at Norden to meet its westbound counterpart, train #5, on a snowy Donner Pass.
Eastbound Desert Wind
Westbound California Zephyr slices through the Sierra Nevada.