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Photo ID: 309454

Happy New Year! Yeah, a few days late. Amtrak #6 rolls alongside the Truckee River in a snowy scene at Glenshire.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Glenshire, California, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 19
Train ID: AMTK 6
Photo Date: January 01, 2010


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Added: Jan 04, 2010

Views: 3,531
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Photo ID: 309453

The flangers have just met #6 at Soda Springs, and start making their way West on a cold New Years Eve.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Soda Springs, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 580
Train ID: WTRTRF-31
Photo Date: December 31, 2009


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Added: Jan 04, 2010

Views: 3,460
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Photo ID: 309449

On New Years Eve, the Westbound California Zephyr rolls through a snowy Winter wonderland, also known as Donner Pass.

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 04, 2010

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Photo ID: 308590

A Westbound 2x3x1 grain train slowly eases down the 2.24% grade at Casa Loma, with a nice thick layer of white death on the ground.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE AC4400CW
Location: Casa Loma, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 5781
Train ID: GXPXIX-27
Photo Date: December 29, 2008


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Added: Dec 29, 2009

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Photo ID: 306926

Two EMD's meet as a Westbound manifest rumbles past the UP 1983, which is leading an empty military train bound for Port Chicago, CA. They have come to a stop due to a faulty airhose and the condu... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Truckee, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 1983
Train ID: SFCPG-18
Photo Date: May 20, 2009


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Added: Dec 13, 2009

Views: 3,877
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Photo ID: 305858

For some unknown reason, DS74 has lined a 13,417 ton grain train onto the #2 track, to run wrong main down the pass.. UP 6472 is one of 8 GE AC4400CW's, and pokes it's yellow nose out of the tunne... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE AC4400CW
Location: Switch 9, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 6472
Train ID: GMSBTR-17
Photo Date: November 21, 2009


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Added: Dec 02, 2009

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Photo ID: 304943

Bloody, mate! Somewhere along the trip from Chicago, Train 5 had a run in with an animal (deer, bear, mountain lion, dolphin, bigfoot, who knows?).. Engineer and fellow RP contributor Mark ... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Switch 9, California, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 141
Train ID: AMTK 5
Photo Date: November 21, 2009


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Added: Nov 23, 2009

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Photo ID: 303167

Amtrak #6, the Eastbound California Zephyr has just departed Truckee and drifts downgrade through Glenshire, while running alongside the aptly named Truckee River.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Glenshire, California, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 183
Train ID: AMTK 6
Photo Date: July 25, 2009


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Added: Nov 07, 2009

Views: 3,150
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Photo ID: 300089

A Westbound manifest rolls down the #1 track and exits Tunnel #18, at Newcastle into the setting sun.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Newcastle, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 7895
Train ID: MNPRV-05
Photo Date: October 08, 2009


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Added: Oct 11, 2009

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Photo ID: 299234

Three of UP's finest SD70M's roll downgrade into Tunnel 13 leading the Warm Springs, CA to North Platte, NE auto train.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70M
Location: Andover, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 4265
Train ID: AWSNP-24
Photo Date: August 25, 2009


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Added: Oct 04, 2009

Views: 3,224
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Photo ID: 298970

A heavy Westbound manifest creeps down Donner Pass, passing through a thick cut of red rock and Douglass Firs.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD9043MAC
Location: Casa Loma, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 8171
Train ID: MNPRV-23
Photo Date: August 25, 2009


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Added: Oct 01, 2009

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Photo ID: 298969

Ricey Thiasy! RailPictures.Net great Jim Thias glasses a the Westbound UP 8171, as it parallels the Truckee River on a beautiful August afternoon on the mountain.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD9043MAC
Location: Glenshire, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 8171
Train ID: MNPRV 23
Photo Date: August 25, 2009


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Added: Oct 01, 2009

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Photo ID: 295838

UP 8148 eases down Donner Pass, at Emigrant Gap leading a North Platte, NE to Roseville "second section" manifest.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD9043MAC
Location: Emigrant Gap, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 8148
Train ID: MNPRVB-22
Photo Date: August 24, 2009


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Added: Sep 02, 2009

Views: 2,791
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Photo ID: 295837

The DPU of a Westbound manifest screams in dynamic braking as they coast downgrade through Troy.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD9043MAC
Location: Troy, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 8054
Train ID: MNPRV-23
Photo Date: August 25, 2009


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Added: Sep 02, 2009

Views: 2,690
Comments: 0

Favorited: 2
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