UP 5817 winds it's way through the meanest mountain pass in the West, Donner Pass. To think that the CP carved out a railroad through these mountains with pick's and primitive explosives really bo... (more)
UP 5812 leads an eastbound freight along the Truckee River on the east side of Donner Pass.
UP 5817 leads a WB freight out of Shed 10, on it's way from Spark's Nv to Roseville, Ca, on UP's Roseville Sub over Donner Pass.
Three BNSF GE's lead a trackage rights train bound for Denver over Donner Pass near Shed 10.
UP 5821 is making a run for the summit of Donner Pass at Floriston, Ca.
Heading east from Truckee, UP 5826 has won the battle of Donner Pass, and in a short time the crew will tie up in Spark's, Nv.
A pair of SP units lead a string of SP box cars upgrade through the Price River Canyon on Soldier Pass.
Five big SD's lead a 14,000 ton coal train up the grades of Tennessee Pass at Belden, Co. This is just part of the power on this train, as there are six units cut in mid train, and 4 more 3/4 to t... (more)
A Utah Railway coal train climbs the stiff grades of Soldier Pass along the Price River Canyon on a clear July afternoon in 1994.
A pair of C30-7's claw their way up and around Arnold Loop on the old WP line over Silver Zone Pass.
The UP's E-Units glide downgrade along the Feather River Route at Sloat, Ca, while running it's sencond trip of the day from Portola to Keddie and return.
Amtrak # 5, running a bit late, heads through the beautiful scenery of Donner Pass in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Lake Spaulding can be seen to the left of the train in the distance.
A very late westbound California Zephyr glides downgrade at Troy, California on Donner Pass.
A far cry from todays modern EMD and GE locomotives, this is the control stand of ALCO FPA4 # 70 of the NVR.
The sun is close to setting in the Napa Valley, as NVR 70 trundles north near Rutherford along the Napa Valley Railroad.