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Photo ID: 651533

As morning pushes toward midday, Amtrak No. 5, the San Francisco Zephyr, eases into Colfax, preparing to stop for passengers at the depot in this small town at 2,500 foot of elevation in the Sier... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD SDP40F
Location: Colfax, California, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 627
Train ID: AMTK 5
Photo Date: October, 1977


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By: Steve Schmollinger

Added: Mar 14, 2018

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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: 1,458
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Photo ID: 648959

Meet on the mountain. Union Pacific 8842 drags a heavy Roseville to North Platte manifest up the #2 track of the Roseville Subdivision at Norden. On the #1 track, a Stockton-bound pipe trai... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Norden, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 8842
Train ID: MRVNP 15
Photo Date: January 15, 2017


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Feb 20, 2018

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Photo ID: 648832

Passengers aboard Amtrak's California Zephyr are treated to the sights of a winter wonderland as they head east across the Donner Pass Route at Cisco. While I was freezing out in the elements, I'm... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Cisco, California, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 156
Train ID: AMT6 14
Photo Date: January 14, 2017


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Feb 18, 2018

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Photo ID: 646674

A westbound SP coal train out of the Intermountain West has D&RGW SD45 No. 5344 on the point as it glides downhill a little west of Shed 10. This part of the Donner Pass line used to sport two mai... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: Shed 10, California, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5344
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May, 1996


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By: Steve Schmollinger

Added: Feb 01, 2018

Views: 1,368
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Photo ID: 646400

UP SD40-2 No. 3660 leads an eastbound manifest out of tunnel 18 and up the steep grade of Two Track on the Donner Pass line. Note that both One and Two Track are jointed rail when this photo was t... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Newcastle, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 3660
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April, 1997


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By: Steve Schmollinger

Added: Jan 29, 2018

Views: 1,526
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Photo ID: 646060

On a beautiful afternoon the in the High Sierras, Amtrak No. roars uphill a little west of Shed 10. On the point as lead helper is Rio Grande GP60 No. 3156. The Rio Grande unit will stay on the tr... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP60
Location: Shed 10, California, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 3156
Train ID: AMTK 6
Photo Date: September, 1996


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By: Steve Schmollinger

Added: Jan 27, 2018

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Favorited: 16
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Photo ID: 640942

In July 1973, Amtrak No. 5, with an ex-UP E9 on the point, meets an eastbound SP drag in the hole at Colfax, CA. SP often put helpers behind the caboose to assist eastbounds and westbounds over Do... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD E9(A)
Location: Colfax, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 957
Train ID: AMTK 5
Photo Date: July, 1973


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By: Steve Schmollinger

Added: Dec 13, 2017

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Photo ID: 638210

With an SP lead helper put on a t Spark, Amtrak train No. 5 pauses at Truckee for passengers. The train's next stop will be in Colfax on the other side of the pass.

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: Truckee, California, USA
Locomotive #: SP 8930
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January, 1974


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By: Steve Schmollinger

Added: Nov 17, 2017

Views: 1,838
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Photo ID: 635899

Early in the morning at Alta, CA, four big SD45s are cut into an SP eastbound to help lift this big manifest up the western slope of Donner Pass.

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: Alta, California, USA
Locomotive #: SP 8816
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November, 1974


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By: Steve Schmollinger

Added: Oct 27, 2017

Views: 1,642
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Photo ID: 635792

Amtrak No. 6 rolls downhill next to the Truckee River near Boca, CA. Her two SDP40Fs apparently provided plenty of power for today's consist, since the train didn't require a lead helper to get it... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD SDP40F
Location: Boca, California, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 565
Train ID: AMTK 6
Photo Date: June, 1974


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By: Steve Schmollinger

Added: Oct 26, 2017

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Photo ID: 624708

An eastbound SP vehicle train literally skirts the edge of the American River Canyon as it climbs the steep grade between Towle and Emigrant Gap.

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: GE AC4400CW
Location: American, California, USA
Locomotive #: SP 245
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October, 1996


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By: Steve Schmollinger

Added: Jul 28, 2017

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Photo ID: 624622

In June 1996, UP ran an Officer's Special to inspect their purchase: The Southern Pacific Railroad. Here the train heads east near Shed 10 on Donner Pass with a spotless 90MAC and AC6000 for power... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD9043MAC
Location: Shed 10, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 8012
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June, 1996


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By: Steve Schmollinger

Added: Jul 27, 2017

Views: 1,937
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Favorited: 17
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Photo ID: 623299

In a heavy rain, Amtrak No. 5, the San Francisco Zephyr, makes its way through the curves at Yuba Gab. Note that the track the train is on--which runs around the tunnel--is no longer there.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD SDP40F
Location: Yuba Gap, California, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 572
Train ID: AMTK 5
Photo Date: July, 1974


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By: Steve Schmollinger

Added: Jul 15, 2017

Views: 3,431
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Photo ID: 621676

Sleeping car passengers have their cameras at the ready as the westbound California Zephyr climbs into the Sierra Nevada Mountains and over Donner Pass.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Truckee, California, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 124
Train ID: AMTK 5
Photo Date: May 29, 2017


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By: William M. Brown

Added: Jul 01, 2017

Views: 3,938
Comments: 1

Favorited: 18
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