In March of 2006 the SP was barely hanging on...at least on Donner. In this scene former SP 4822 is wearing the UP reporting marks topped off with patches, now serving as the UP 585. In this scen... (more)
On March 12, 2016 the competition was on for who could blast me and fellow photographer Kevin Dorn. Fortunately for us the crews had less experience than us on Donner so we weren't gonna get blas... (more)
UP 585 still clinging to SP paint glides past the signal bridge at 189.1/3 as the sun barely peeks out near the tail end of the storm. All the major plow work had already been done, but the flange... (more)
With very wet snow falling the flanger moves west on the #1 track at Soda Springs. That large plume covered me as the flanger passed....It forced snow into almost every pocket I had. Nothing new t... (more)
Well its getting to be that time a year again for me. Im just looking through some pictures and looking for my trip home to CA in two weeks. Here A flanger is seen heading west down track #1 in he... (more)
A magnificant winter scene...as breathtaking as it is, if you look closely youll see the uP 585 working Eastbound on the #1 track. The low clouds, snow covered scenery and light snowfall make for ... (more)
A going away shot of the flanger as it kicks up snow just East of the Norden Shed.
The flanger works Eastbound on the #1 track.
After a long day battling the snow up near the summit, myself and Dick Dorn take some night shots at the MOW yard in Truckee. Here Dick is seen blasting his stobe.
A southbound hammers by Redding's Amtrak station on an already-hot morning - temperatures would be well north of 100 degrees within a few hours. 10 years after the UP takeover of SP, there are st... (more)
The flanger power gets refueled during a light snow as the sun peaks through the clouds
Flanger heading west as the sun breaks through the clouds slightly
Waiting short of the crossovers at W. Truckee, I snapped this shot before heading into the hotel just a few feet away.
Rain illuminated by headlights falls in Truckee because of high the warm temperatures.
Rain and sunny weather sends the flanger back to Colfax until called back to duty.