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Photo ID: 347092

AMTK 97 (YESHIR!) continues to claw its way up the East slope of the Sierra Nevadas and Donner Pass, only about a mile from the 7,000 foot summit.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Eder, California, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 97
Train ID: AMTK 5
Photo Date: July 31, 2010


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Added: Nov 30, 2010

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Photo ID: 346609

The snow is flying and an Eastbound stack train screams in dynamics dropping deep into Coldstream Canyon, after taking down the light at MP 198. The detector just 4 miles away gave us a "1-1 degre... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Andover, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 7851
Train ID: KOAMN 19
Photo Date: November 19, 2010


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Added: Nov 26, 2010

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Photo ID: 346491

A heavy Westbound stack train rides dynamics and air down the 2.24% grade of Donner Pass, while the snow keeps falling. Later on in the day, we'd lose power, and it'd be snowing 3 inches per hour.... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Alta, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 7797
Train ID: IG4OA 17
Photo Date: November 20, 2010


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Added: Nov 25, 2010

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Photo ID: 346358

Looking a lot like a Christmas card, the 1 spot leads the Westbound California Zephyr through a snowy Winter Wonderland on Donner Pass.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Casa Loma, California, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 1
Train ID: AMTK 5
Photo Date: November 20, 2010


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Added: Nov 24, 2010

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Photo ID: 346357

The flangers hold the #2 track at East Gold Run due to downed trees and power lines on the tracks ahead. I guess the magic of walking in Dorn's footsteps didn't hit me, as I only managed a wedgie.... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Gold Run, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 605
Train ID: WRVTKF 21
Photo Date: November 21, 2010


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Added: Nov 24, 2010

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Photo ID: 345275

I've been looking so long at these pictures of you... While hustling up I-80 East in our replacement rental Chevy Suburban, RP contributor Jim Thias found his favorite song "Pictures of You... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70M
Location: Emigrant Gap, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 4748
Train ID: AAMWS 22
Photo Date: August 24, 2009


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Added: Nov 15, 2010

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Photo ID: 345069

Over a foot of heavy and wet snow clings to the granite of Donner Pass, while Amtrak 5 gently and quietly exits Tunnel 35 on its way down the mountain.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Yuba Pass, California, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 99
Train ID: AMTK 5
Photo Date: February 01, 2010


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Added: Nov 13, 2010

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Photo ID: 344839

Roadwork on Interstate 80 continues and drivers head up and down the pass, while Amtrak #5 glides downgrade through Emigrant Gap.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Emigrant Gap, California, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 198
Train ID: AMTK 5
Photo Date: August 24, 2009


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Added: Nov 11, 2010

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Photo ID: 344722

Sleet falling drones out the sound of EMD and GE's thundering up the 1.6% grade out of Coldstream Canyon. The wet rails are giving this SD9043MAC some troubles, and their speed is down to 11MPH, l... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD9043MAC
Location: Andover, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 8174
Train ID: MRORV 06
Photo Date: November 07, 2010


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Added: Nov 10, 2010

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Photo ID: 344583

Fall colors are barely visible through the thick fog that's surrounding the mountainscape of Donner Pass, while a Westbound enters the rock cut leading to Tunnel 36.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Yuba Pass, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 7873
Train ID: IG4OA 04
Photo Date: November 07, 2010


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Added: Nov 09, 2010

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Photo ID: 344582

With four inches of Sierra Cement already on the ground, more snow continues to fall while a Westbound stack train prepares to emerge from the ten thousand foot Tunnel 41.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Norden, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 7873
Train ID: IG4OA 04
Photo Date: November 07, 2010


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Added: Nov 09, 2010

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Photo ID: 344581

Rain falling doesn't stop the Eastbound Stockton to Provo trackage rights train from heading downhill along the Truckee River at Glenshire.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW)
Location: Glenshire, California, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 4687
Train ID: QSTPVJ 06
Photo Date: November 07, 2010


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Added: Nov 09, 2010

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Photo ID: 344179

After I trudged through two feet of Sierra Cement, I was greeted by a UP 7431 leading a Westbound I train out of Tunnel 36.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Yuba Pass, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 7431
Train ID: IG2OA 29
Photo Date: February 01, 2010


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Added: Nov 06, 2010

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Photo ID: 339696

A heavy Westbound manifest battles towards the summit of Donner Pass, on a beautiful September morning. Lets hop in a time machine and go back to the early 1980's when Southern Pacific SD45's roam... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Eder, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 8442
Train ID: MRORV 11
Photo Date: September 12, 2010


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Added: Oct 02, 2010

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Photo ID: 338517

Two GE's hustle an Eastbound empty grain train towards Shed 47, with the big puddle called Donner Lake in the background.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE AC4400CW
Location: Shed 47, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 6467
Train ID: GSPXAN 10
Photo Date: September 11, 2010


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Added: Sep 21, 2010

Views: 3,647
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