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Union Pacific 'Pride of the Sierras'
California has some of the best mountain scenes in America. The photos in this album will include images from Donner Pass and the Feather River Canyon, which will show how Union Pacific really is the “Pride of the Sierras”.
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Photo ID: 608992

On a cold winter evening, the railroad has sprung to life. An eastbound grain train has pulled up to Switch 9 to wait for the passing MNPRV. Tucked in the middle of all this action is the rotary s... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Emigrant Gap, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 5274
Train ID: MNPRV 22
Photo Date: February 24, 2017


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Mar 06, 2017

People's Choice 4

Views: 5,049
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Favorited: 37

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Photo ID: 608541

It can be difficult to comprehend the size of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Trains, massive in their own right, seem to to be dwarfed by the endless snow covered peaks of the Donner Pass Route. Uni... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Troy, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 580
Train ID: 2WTKTKF 25
Photo Date: February 25, 2017


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Mar 02, 2017

Views: 4,718
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Favorited: 45

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Photo ID: 608145

SPMW 207 passes under the last remaining searchlight signal bridge on Donner Pass as it clears the heavy "Sierra Cement" from track #1. The rotaries would plow snow all the way to the Bi... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Rotary
Location: Norden, California, USA
Locomotive #: SPMW 207
Train ID: WTKTKF 25
Photo Date: February 25, 2017


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Feb 26, 2017

Photo of the Week

Views: 9,220
Comments: 4

Favorited: 70

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Photo ID: 608116

The legendary rotary snowplows have returned to Donner Pass. California has been hammered with numerous storms this winter. All of these storms have wreaked havoc across the Donner Pass Route. Fro... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Rotary
Location: Troy, California, USA
Locomotive #: SPMW 207
Train ID: WTKTKF 25
Photo Date: February 25, 2017


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Feb 26, 2017

People's Choice 2

Views: 17,159
Comments: 8

Favorited: 76

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Photo ID: 605796

Union Pacific's Jordan Spreaders work around the balloon track at Truckee, California. Truckee is the headquarters for snow fighting operations on Donner Pass. The balloon track is a key component... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Jordan Spreader
Location: Truckee, California, USA
Locomotive #: SPMW 4032
Train ID: WTKTKF 12
Photo Date: January 12, 2017


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Feb 06, 2017

Views: 3,017
Comments: 1

Favorited: 26

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Photo ID: 605220

A new crew is onboard and Union Pacific 7215 is departing Dunsmuir, California with a lengthy QPWRV in tow. This train will follow the Upper Sacramento River (pictured right) down to Lakehead. A c... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE AC4400CW
Location: Dunsmuir, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 7215
Train ID: QPWRV 6
Photo Date: January 13, 2017


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Feb 02, 2017

Views: 1,068
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Favorited: 8

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Photo ID: 605219

The last rays of sunshine peak through the forest, illuminating the stainless steel superliner cars on Amtrak's California Zephyr. This train is running a couple hours late as it approaches the su... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Soda Springs, California, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 199
Train ID: AMT 6
Photo Date: January 13, 2017


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Feb 02, 2017

Views: 2,174
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Favorited: 20

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Photo ID: 604589

On a perfect morning along Donner Pass, Union Pacific 602 heads east through Cisco, California with a flanger set. Check out how much snow has built up from recent storms!

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Cisco, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 602
Train ID: WTKTKF 14
Photo Date: January 14, 2017


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Jan 28, 2017

Views: 1,643
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Favorited: 17

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Photo ID: 604087

Imagine this. You're Dispatcher 74 and haven't been able to run trains between Shed 47 and Switch 9 all day. The spreaders just toned you up and gave back the #2 tracks between Norden and Shed 10,... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Norden, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 5286
Train ID: MNPRV 8
Photo Date: January 13, 2017


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Jan 23, 2017

Views: 3,087
Comments: 2

Favorited: 30

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Photo ID: 603929

Union Pacific 8766 leads the five day old MNPRV out of Tunnel 39 at Cisco. Feet of Sierra Snow covering Tunnels 4 and 39 are evidence of recent winter storms. Those storms caused washouts along th... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Cisco, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 8766
Train ID: MNPRV 9
Photo Date: January 14, 2017


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Jan 22, 2017

Views: 7,200
Comments: 2

Favorited: 68

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Photo ID: 603881

Railroading out here isn't easy. January 2017 brought much needed snow to the Sierra Nevada Mountains along with a variety of challenges for the Union Pacific Snow Fighters. In the days before thi... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Truckee, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 589
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 12, 2017


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Added: Jan 21, 2017

Views: 1,926
Comments: 2

Favorited: 20

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Photo ID: 603817

The race is on! The spreaders spent all morning tidying up the Donner Pass Route. With both main tracks out of service for hours on end, Dispatcher 74 had a back log of trains he needed to ... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Jordan Spreader
Location: Soda Springs, California, USA
Locomotive #: SPMW 4030
Train ID: WTKTKF 13
Photo Date: January 13, 2017


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Jan 21, 2017

Views: 3,664
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Favorited: 26

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Photo ID: 603676

Another cold day in the High Sierras draws to a close but the action is just beginning for the Union Pacific Railroad. Throughout the day, the Truckee-based Jordan Spreaders were working to clear ... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Norden, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 8999
Train ID: ZG2OA 11
Photo Date: January 13, 2017


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Added: Jan 19, 2017

Views: 3,528
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Favorited: 43

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Photo ID: 603428

A break in the weather spells good luck for Union Pacific. Earlier in the week, snow measured by the foot fell across the Sierra Nevada Mountains. With major washouts on the Feather River Route, i... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Cisco, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 8999
Train ID: ZOAG2-14
Photo Date: January 14, 2017


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Jan 17, 2017

Views: 2,048
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Favorited: 29

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Photo ID: 599141

The railroad never takes a day off. Day and night, no matter the weather, trains need to move. There is the legend of the Polar Express, a train that operates through the cold, snowy night, en rou... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Dunsmuir, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 8109
Train ID: MRVPW 07
Photo Date: December 07, 2016


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Dec 12, 2016

Views: 1,592
Comments: 3

Favorited: 23

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