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)
UP 8648 and a faded Cinderblock ride the dynos out of Shed 10.
Ah! The light! For the past two miles, UP 5000 has been seeing the tunnel walls of the Big Hole, UP's 10K foot tunnel over the summit of Donner Pass. It has finally exited at the West Porta... (more)
UP's 4-8-4 emerges from the 10,325 foot Tunnel 41 aka the "Big Hole", after cresting 1.80% grade inside the tunnel. They'll soon stop to take water at Soda Springs, and continue the journey West t... (more)
Three motors follow the curvature of the Truckee River, and battle the one plus percent gradient on their way towards the summit of the famous Donner Pass.
On a spectacular Summer morning, a trio of SD70M's gently drift down the 1.6% grade and enter Tunnel 13, soaring high above the uncovered oversized septic tank called Donner Lake. Much thanks to J... (more)
Just three days into the New Year, a new GEVO catches last light as it exits Tunnel 18 on Donner Pass, leading a Z train.
Five units, including a GP60, lead the Roper to Roseville down Donner, paralleling Interstate 80.
Rolling alongside the Truckee River, a stack train rolls Westbound up the grade with a SD9043MAC on the point.
The KMNOA has just been flagged through CP RV208 and is back to the task of grinding up Donner Pass.. Yeah, the blue unit trailing is UP 2001.
A new GEVO sports it's engineer side nose door, as it gently eases downgrade with a doublestack Z train in tow, at Gold Run.
Three units lead a Westbound double stack train down Donner Pass on a spectacular January afternoon.
Amtrak 5 rolls out of Tunnel 35 and isn't expecting to find the dozen trespassers behind me, around the blind corner. The train took a 9 minute delay thanks to the folks kicking off New Years earl... (more)
Amtrak #5 finishes the double spot in Truckee before heading West up and over Donner Pass, on a snowy December 31st.
With over 11,000 tons in tow, five units lead the Roper downgrade through Emigrant Gap.