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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: 651088

The Feather River Route has one fundamental advantage over the Donner Pass Route... Elevation. The Feather River Canyon cuts through rugged Sierra Nevada Mountains, providing the lowest passage po... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Tobin, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 8169
Train ID: GSFMKE 01
Photo Date: March 05, 2018


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Mar 10, 2018

Views: 1,122
Comments: 1

Favorited: 9
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Photo ID: 650593

Welcome to the Feather River Canyon. The Feather River Canyon is home to one of the most treacherous rail lines in the world. With steep cliffs and loose ground, rockslides are an ever-pres... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ET44AH
Location: Belden, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 2636
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 03, 2018


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Mar 06, 2018

Views: 4,289
Comments: 1

Favorited: 22

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Photo ID: 649737

Railroading out here isn't easy. The Feather River Route cuts through some of the most treacherous terrain in the Western United States. The tracks often parallel huge walls of loose rock, creatin... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Rich Bar, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 7477
Train ID: CSVLR9 5
Photo Date: February 07, 2018


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Feb 26, 2018

Views: 1,308
Comments: 0

Favorited: 10

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Photo ID: 649509

According to the Union Pacific Railroad, "A grading crew of 30 to 40 men began work on California’s Bloomer Cut in February 1864, using primitive hand tools and blasting powder to remove 40,000 cu... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ET44AH
Location: Auburn, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 2726
Train ID: ZNPOA 07
Photo Date: February 09, 2018


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Feb 25, 2018

Views: 12,003
Comments: 6

Favorited: 39

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Photo ID: 649091

Incoming! SPMW 207 cuts through a cold, snowy world as it works east along the #2 track of the Donner Pass Route. Photographing the rotaries is unlike any other assignment. As soon as you g... (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 21, 2018

Views: 1,625
Comments: 0

Favorited: 15

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Photo ID: 648640

The Canyon Crawler ducks out of Tunnel 8 and crosses a gentle mountain stream at Dark Canyon. In less than 100', the train will enter Tunnel 7 and continue its westward journey down the Feather Ri... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD59MX
Location: Dark Canyon, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 9910
Train ID: LRR65 10
Photo Date: January 10, 2018


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Feb 17, 2018

Views: 941
Comments: 0

Favorited: 7

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Photo ID: 648120

The Union Pacific 7477 is the sole leader of a 14,800 ton coal train. Lately, it seems Union Pacific has opted for longer, heavier trains with less power in order to improve the operating ratio. H... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Pulga, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 7477
Train ID: CSVLR9 31
Photo Date: February 02, 2018


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Feb 13, 2018

Views: 3,057
Comments: 1

Favorited: 14

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Photo ID: 647066

"No man will ever be fool enough to build a railroad through the Feather River Canyon" - Collis P. Huntington The Feather River Canyon is home to steep cliffs, loose rocks and tough railr... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Pulga, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 8148
Train ID: MNPRV 30
Photo Date: February 02, 2018


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Feb 04, 2018

Views: 3,112
Comments: 1

Favorited: 19

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Photo ID: 644802

BNSF 4648 exits Tunnel 7 and prepares to immediately enter Tunnel 8 at Dark Canyon as it heads eastbound along the Feather River Route. With a storm order in affect, the conductor was coordinating... (more)

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW)
Location: Dark Canyon, California, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 4648
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 10, 2018


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Jan 16, 2018

Views: 2,451
Comments: 0

Favorited: 27

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Photo ID: 644608

Whatever it takes. In the early 1960s, construction began on the Oroville Dam. Once the dam was completed, the resulting reservoir flooded the Western Pacific mainline east of Oroville. A new rout... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE AC4400CW
Location: James, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 6474
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 03, 2018


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Jan 15, 2018

People's Choice 1

Views: 6,885
Comments: 6

Favorited: 58

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Photo ID: 644439

The Sierra Nevada Mountains stand between California and the outside world. Within the 400 miles of these rugged, steep mountains, are two railroad routes. The southern route, Donner Pass, climbs ... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Sloat, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 8452
Train ID: CSKPF9 09
Photo Date: January 11, 2018


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Jan 13, 2018

Views: 1,580
Comments: 0

Favorited: 27

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Photo ID: 644256

The thunder rolls. On a cold stormy day in Northern California, Union Pacific 6662 guides a heavy MNPRVX around the Williams Loop, east of Quincy. At over 7,000' in length, this train easily has t... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE AC4400CW
Location: Williams Loop, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 6662
Train ID: MNPRVX 07
Photo Date: January 10, 2018


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Jan 12, 2018

Photo of the Week
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Views: 17,616
Comments: 15

Favorited: 144

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Photo ID: 611723

SPMW 209 ducks under the last remaining searchlight signal bridge on Donner Pass. Meanwhile, skiers enjoy perfect snow conditions at the nearby Sugar Bowl Ski Resort.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Rotary
Location: Norden, California, USA
Locomotive #: SPMW 209
Train ID: WTKTKF 25
Photo Date: February 25, 2017


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Mar 31, 2017

Views: 2,773
Comments: 0

Favorited: 31

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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: 6,651
Comments: 0

Favorited: 40

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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: 5,788
Comments: 2

Favorited: 49

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