This is the most reliable daylight train on the Union Pacific’s Shafter Sub.; the MRORV. The only other reliable trains are Amtrak #5 and #6, but they both pass here in the middle of the night. Ot... (more)
Arnolds Loop in Nevada; a lower view. Most photos taken in the area of Arnolds Loop, including mine, are taken from above the tracks. This allows a view of the loop itself and out across the broad... (more)
The MRORV navigates through the series of curves along the Truckee River. The mid train DPU's can bee see in the distance at Boca.
This train, the Union Pacific MRORV, was the second of three bunched up westbound trains I saw this day on Silver Zone Pass. It was behind the BNSF QPVS8J and ahead of a loaded coal train destined... (more)
UP 6571 leads the westbound Roper out of Tunnel 38 at Cisco as it works its way down Donner Pass.
Arnold’s Loop in eastern Nevada is one of my all time favorite places to railfan. I keep going back over and over trying to find new photo angles. I am especially fond of shots that include Pilot ... (more)
During my 2 most recent trips to Silver Zone Pass both the eastbound and westbound daily Union Pacific manifest trains on this route have passed in daylight. This shot shows the MRORV (Roper Yard ... (more)
UP 7704, an ES44AC, has todays MRORV manifest train well in hand as it traverses the upper level of the Silver Zone Pass trackage in eastern Nevada. Arnolds Loop is a mile or so behind it and ahea... (more)
Union Pacific's MRORV climbing the 1% grade of Silver Zone Pass in eastern Nevada. This is one of only 2 trains I saw all day on the pass.
A westbound UP manifest with a renumbered SD9043MAC leading pauses in Truckee while the crew grabs a quick snack before continuing west over Donner Pass.
The Roper exits the big hole at Norden and begins the down hill decent to Roseville.
A re-numbered SD9043MAC leads the MRORV through Verdi, Nevada as it passes under one of the old SP signal bridges still in service on the Roseville Sub.
Westbound tonnage decends the grade off Donner Summit between Long Ravine and Colfax.
UP's Roper to Roseville manifest heading west through Newcastle
Westbound Roper, UT, to Roseville, Ca, manifest train is holding at Truckee to wait for 2 eastbounds before heading west up the grade to the tunnel. The crew on the spreader is done for the day an... (more)