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)
Mount Judah rises high above the DPU of a Westbound manifest, which is still battling up the grade towards the summit of Donner Pass.
Three of BNSF's finest GE products have crested the summit of Donner Pass, and will gently ease down the backside of the mountain.. But for now, they are soaring at 6988 feet in elevation, after e... (more)
UP 6605 and two more GE's have crested Donner Pass, and are still heavy on the throttle, dragging the rest of their 5900 foot empty grain train over the summit after exiting Tunnel 41.
After a drive through the old Southern Pacific Main line tunnels, Amtrak California Zephyr round the curve at Eder. The sound of two GE engines breaks the silence of Donner Pass.
The dynamic brakes of a heavy Eastbound doublestack echos off the granite mountains after exiting Tunnel 41. The train, a Lathrop to Global 1 K train, will be riding the dynos for the next 40 mile... (more)
Due to Global 4 taking over the operations at Canal Street, one of the last ZCSLT's rolls West towards the Summit of Donner Pass, quickly approaching Tunnel 41, otherwise known as the "Big Hole". ... (more)
With the sun about to set behind the ridge, an eastbound rack train emerges from tunnel 41 at Eder on UP's Donner Pass Line.
Eastbound out of the "big hole" over Donner summit
SP 138 East plies the present, recently refurbished track structure at Eder, with the original, now-abandoned Central Pacific alignment visible at the left of the photo.