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Photo ID: 333409

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)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70M
Location: Eder, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 5005
Train ID: ZCSLT 29
Photo Date: July 31, 2010


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Added: Aug 02, 2010

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Photo ID: 331124

UP 8648 and a faded Cinderblock ride the dynos out of Shed 10.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Shed 10, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 8648
Train ID: IG2OA 07
Photo Date: July 10, 2010


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Added: Jul 12, 2010

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Photo ID: 330910

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)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70M
Location: Norden, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 5000
Train ID: AGBMI 29
Photo Date: July 02, 2010


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Added: Jul 09, 2010

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Photo ID: 326705

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)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Norden, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 844
Train ID: SSPRV 17
Photo Date: April 17, 2009


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Added: Jun 02, 2010

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Photo ID: 326425

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.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD9043MAC
Location: Glenshire, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 8171
Train ID: MNPRV 23
Photo Date: August 24, 2009


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Added: May 31, 2010

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Photo ID: 326398

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)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70M
Location: Andover, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 4265
Train ID: AWSNP 24
Photo Date: August 24, 2009


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Added: May 31, 2010

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Photo ID: 326118

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.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Newcastle, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 7376
Train ID: ZNPOA 01
Photo Date: January 03, 2010


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Added: May 29, 2010

Views: 2,845
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Photo ID: 317661

Five units, including a GP60, lead the Roper to Roseville down Donner, paralleling Interstate 80.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Emigrant Gap, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 5650
Train ID: MRORV 30
Photo Date: January 02, 2010


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Added: Mar 18, 2010

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Photo ID: 312882

Rolling alongside the Truckee River, a stack train rolls Westbound up the grade with a SD9043MAC on the point.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD9043MAC
Location: Glenshire, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 8220
Train ID: KG1LT-29
Photo Date: February 01, 2010


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Added: Feb 03, 2010

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Photo ID: 312875

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.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Truckee, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 5253
Train ID: KMNOA-29
Photo Date: February 01, 2010


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Added: Feb 03, 2010

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Photo ID: 310424

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.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Gold Run, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 7376
Train ID: ZNPOA-01
Photo Date: January 03, 2010


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Added: Jan 12, 2010

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Photo ID: 309687

Three units lead a Westbound double stack train down Donner Pass on a spectacular January afternoon.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Yuba Gap, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 7376
Train ID: ZNPOA-01
Photo Date: January 03, 2010


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Added: Jan 06, 2010

Views: 2,793
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Photo ID: 309684

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)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Yuba Gap, California, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 24
Train ID: AMTK 5
Photo Date: December 31, 2009


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Added: Jan 06, 2010

Views: 4,278
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Photo ID: 309682

Amtrak #5 finishes the double spot in Truckee before heading West up and over Donner Pass, on a snowy December 31st.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Truckee, California, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 24
Train ID: AMTK 5
Photo Date: December 31, 2009


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Added: Jan 06, 2010

Views: 3,288
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Photo ID: 309604

With over 11,000 tons in tow, five units lead the Roper downgrade through Emigrant Gap.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE AC4400CW-CTE
Location: Emigrant Gap, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 5650
Train ID: MRORV-01
Photo Date: January 03, 2010


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Added: Jan 05, 2010

Views: 3,575
Comments: 1

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