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Photo ID: 338136

Mount Judah rises high above the DPU of a Westbound manifest, which is still battling up the grade towards the summit of Donner Pass.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Eder, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 7756
Train ID: MRORV 10
Photo Date: September 12, 2010


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Added: Sep 17, 2010

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Photo ID: 338135

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)

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44DC
Location: Eder, California, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 7640
Train ID: QSTPVJ 12
Photo Date: September 12, 2010


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Added: Sep 17, 2010

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Photo ID: 338041

Filth! A filthy UP 5453 heads West in the late afternoon sun through the Truckee River Canyon.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Glenshire, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 5453
Train ID: KG1LT 10
Photo Date: September 12, 2010


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Added: Sep 16, 2010

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Photo ID: 338038

Eighty-something doublestacks are held back by three units, heading down the 1.8% grade into the depths of Coldstream Canyon, leaving Milepost 200 behind.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Coldstream Canyon, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 8440
Train ID: KOAMN 11
Photo Date: September 11, 2010


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Added: Sep 16, 2010

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Photo ID: 337951

Three Dash 9's and a dead in transit GP60M easily drag a lightweight 27 car Provo to Stockton trackage rights train up the 1.4% grade at Glenshire, catching the low rays of a setting Summer sun.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW)
Location: Glenshire, California, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 4720
Train ID: QPVS8J 10
Photo Date: September 12, 2010


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Added: Sep 15, 2010

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Photo ID: 337950

Smoke 'em if you got em! 12,700 horsepower put on a smoke show after exiting the ten thousand foot Tunnel number 41, with 5300 tons of double stacks behind. It'll be all downhill for the ne... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Norden, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 5453
Train ID: KG1LT 10
Photo Date: September 12, 2010


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Added: Sep 15, 2010

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Photo ID: 337930

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.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE AC4400CW
Location: Eder, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 6605
Train ID: GSFOGA 11
Photo Date: September 12, 2010


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Added: Sep 15, 2010

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Photo ID: 335754

Sorry, it's not Moffat! The DRGW unit got lost somewhere in Utah and has kept rolling West on the SP, and exits the massive ten thousand foot Tunnel 41, atop Donner Pass.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Norden, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 1989
Train ID: ZCSLT 28
Photo Date: July 30, 2010


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Added: Aug 25, 2010

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Photo ID: 335753

Three EMD's gently glide downgrade through the Truckee River Canyon as the sun ducks behind one of the peaks of the Sierra Nevadas.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD9043MAC
Location: Glenshire, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 8180
Train ID: QRVNPP 31
Photo Date: July 31, 2010


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Added: Aug 25, 2010

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Photo ID: 334437

I think I need to cut some trees down... ;-) (kidding)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Shed 10, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 1989
Train ID: ZCSLT 28
Photo Date: July 30, 2010


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Added: Aug 12, 2010

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Photo ID: 334318

The lone DPU of an Eastbound doublestack skirts the Truckee River and rolls downgrade towards Sparks.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Glenshire, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 7692
Train ID: KLTG3 31
Photo Date: July 31, 2010


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Added: Aug 10, 2010

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Photo ID: 333691

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)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Eder, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 7775
Train ID: KLTG1 31
Photo Date: July 31, 2010


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Added: Aug 04, 2010

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Photo ID: 333520

The DPU on an Eastbound perishable manifest pushes hard up the grade through Tunnel 35.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD9043MAC
Location: Yuba Pass, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 8222
Train ID: QRVNPP 31
Photo Date: July 31, 2010


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Added: Aug 03, 2010

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Photo ID: 333519

Opened on November 30, 1867, after two years of blasting, Tunnel 8 at Donner Pass was used continuously for 130 years by the trains of the Central Pacific, and Southern Pacific. The Chinese worked... (more)

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: N/A
Location: Norden, California, USA
Locomotive #: Tunnel 8
Train ID: None
Photo Date: July 31, 2010


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Added: Aug 03, 2010

Views: 7,434
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Photo ID: 333437

Adventures of railfanning... Brand new RP contributor David Caballido-Jeans noticed after exiting my Trailblazer that my front tire had a nice hole in it. I fondly remember him saying "Dude... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Blue Canyon, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 1989
Train ID: ZCSLT 28
Photo Date: July 30, 2010


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Added: Aug 02, 2010

Views: 5,272
Comments: 4

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