Happy New Year! Yeah, a few days late. Amtrak #6 rolls alongside the Truckee River in a snowy scene at Glenshire.
The flangers have just met #6 at Soda Springs, and start making their way West on a cold New Years Eve.
On New Years Eve, the Westbound California Zephyr rolls through a snowy Winter wonderland, also known as Donner Pass.
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.
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)
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)
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)
Amtrak #6, the Eastbound California Zephyr has just departed Truckee and drifts downgrade through Glenshire, while running alongside the aptly named Truckee River.
A Westbound manifest rolls down the #1 track and exits Tunnel #18, at Newcastle into the setting sun.
Three of UP's finest SD70M's roll downgrade into Tunnel 13 leading the Warm Springs, CA to North Platte, NE auto train.
A heavy Westbound manifest creeps down Donner Pass, passing through a thick cut of red rock and Douglass Firs.
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.
UP 8148 eases down Donner Pass, at Emigrant Gap leading a North Platte, NE to Roseville "second section" manifest.
The DPU of a Westbound manifest screams in dynamic braking as they coast downgrade through Troy.