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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

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Photo ID: 608016

Rotaries Return to Donner Pass! After a record year for precipitation in Northern California, the rotaries have returned to Donner Pass. SPMW 207, a rebuilt rotary snow fighter, holds the... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Rotary
Location: Emigrant Gap, California, USA
Locomotive #: SPMW 207
Train ID: WRVTKS 24
Photo Date: February 24, 2017


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Feb 25, 2017

Views: 13,947
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Photo ID: 604156

The Union Pacific Jordan Spreaders, huge in their own right, are dwarfed by the sheer size of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. This spreader set will work down to Fulda, where it will take the balloon... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Jordan Spreader
Location: Emigrant Gap, California, USA
Locomotive #: SPMW 4034
Train ID: WTKTKF 13
Photo Date: January 13, 2017


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Jan 24, 2017

Views: 1,557
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Favorited: 13

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Photo ID: 598291

A 116-car QRVNPP grinds up the western slope of the Donner Pass Route near Emigrant Gap, California. This train made slow progress between Colfax and Switch 9, where it was held for the westbound ... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Emigrant Gap, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 8023
Train ID: QRVNPP 26
Photo Date: November 27, 2016


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Dec 04, 2016

Views: 2,142
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Favorited: 26

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Photo ID: 597996

After receiving a few inches of fresh powder overnight, the Bear River Valley has been transformed into a winter wonderland. Passengers aboard Amtrak's California Zephyr get to take in these beaut... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Emigrant Gap, California, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 199
Train ID: AMT 5 25
Photo Date: November 27, 2016


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Dec 01, 2016

Views: 1,462
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Favorited: 19

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Photo ID: 567817

California Zephyr #5 rolls down the west slope of the Sierras, about to pass underneath Interstate 80 in Emigrant Gap.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Emigrant Gap, California, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 198
Train ID: AMTK 5
Photo Date: August 24, 2009


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By: Jim Thias

Added: Feb 29, 2016

Views: 4,146
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Photo ID: 559538

97 ethanol empties from East Oakland, CA to Shamrock, KS charge up Donner Pass, which has seen more snow this season then the pass did all of last season! El Nino sure is promising for the Califor... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Emigrant Gap, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 7651
Train ID: UEOELK 19
Photo Date: December 21, 2015


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By: Steven M. Welch

Added: Dec 24, 2015

Views: 1,861
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Favorited: 13

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Photo ID: 558791

UP 5817 leads a IOAOGX-16 through Emigrant Gap as it starts its decent down the west slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountains

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE AC4400CW-CTE
Location: Emigrant Gap, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 5817
Train ID: IOGOAX-16
Photo Date: December 17, 2015


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By: Hunter Lohse

Added: Dec 18, 2015

Views: 1,410
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Favorited: 11

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Photo ID: 541895

Drifting westbound down through Emigrant Gap, a Union Pacific Z train leaves the Big Hole at the summit behind.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70M
Location: Emigrant Gap, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 4896
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 23, 2015


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By: Chris Mohs

Added: Aug 09, 2015

Views: 1,219
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Photo ID: 535672

Amtrak train #5, the westbound San Francisco Zephyr, passes through Emilgrant Gap in the high Sierra on March 18th, 1978. Led by SDP40Fs 598 and 620, this train is just a couple hundred mi... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD SDP40F
Location: Emigrant Gap, California, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 598
Train ID: AMTK 5
Photo Date: March 18, 1978


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By: Craig Walker

Added: Jun 21, 2015

Views: 4,204
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Photo ID: 535316

Battered Union Pacific AC4400CW no. 7211 assists an eastbound over Donner Pass - roaring in run 8 high over Bear Valley and the South Yuba River.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE AC4400CW
Location: Emigrant Gap, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 7211
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 21, 2014


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By: Rolf Stumpf (www.railmedia.com)

Added: Jun 18, 2015

Views: 1,742
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Photo ID: 517548

High above the Bear River Valley, the ZG2LT glides down Donner Pass on a warm February day in 2013. This was the "trouble train" of the day, and the crew was busy trying to remedy lots o... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Emigrant Gap, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 7894
Train ID: ZG2LT
Photo Date: February 24, 2013


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By: John--jmf1910

Added: Feb 04, 2015

Views: 1,856
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Favorited: 14

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Photo ID: 482378

Running more than 3,5 h late CalZeph no. 5 will meet its counterpart a minute later at Emigrant Gap siding.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Emigrant Gap, California, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 13
Train ID: AMTK 5
Photo Date: May 21, 2014


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By: Rolf Stumpf

Added: May 22, 2014

Views: 1,823
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Photo ID: 479277

One of Union Pacific's prized dome cars, the "Harriman", trails UP 844 as it heads west down Donner Pass near Emigrant Gap, California.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: n/a
Location: Emigrant Gap, California, USA
Locomotive #: UPP 9004
Train ID: UP SSPRV 27
Photo Date: September 27, 2012


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Apr 26, 2014

Views: 2,677
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Photo ID: 472574

(Emigrant Gap, California, not Nevada) The ZG2OA gets moving again after flagging the signal at CP RV171 (Switch 9). The new priority UPS Z train only has six cars on this Sunday morning. This ar... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Emigrant Gap, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 7913
Train ID: ZG2OA
Photo Date: February 16, 2014


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By: John--jmf1910

Added: Mar 06, 2014

Views: 4,887
Comments: 2

Favorited: 15

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