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  1. AMTK 536

    AMTK 536

    Amtrak 536 lights up the inside of tunnel 18 as they head east on their trip to Auburn. If you look on the top of the tunnel you can see the notches they made to allow double stacks to run through.
  2. Switch 9

    Switch 9

    The KMNOA approaches switch 9 at emigrant Gap.
  3. Light


    A westbound loaded grain train lights up the side of a UP business train while entering the yard.


    An empty fruit block pulled by one SD70M passes over the American River Bridge on their run south.
  5. CDTX 8306

    CDTX 8306

    An capital bound for Auburn approaches Elvas as the sun breaks through the clouds in the late afternoon.
  6. American River

    American River

    Amtrak 14 heads north out of town under a full moon. Image taken at Sacramento,CA
  7. AMTK 14

    AMTK 14

    Amtrak 14 climbs up a small grade out of Haggin as they make there run north out of Sacramento
  8. Boca Cantilever

    Boca Cantilever

    So long Boca cantilever. Now to become a piece of history the signal bridge at Boca is down on time as they get ready to put in new signals as part of the phase 1 project on Donner to allow double stacks to run over the hill instead of routing them through the Feather River Canyon.
  9. EMD


    Just an old detail on an old work horse. Image taken at Roseville,CA
  10. Snow Shed

    Snow Shed

    Dust lingers in the air as sun light enters one of the many snow sheds on the original mainline. Image taken at Norden,CA
  11. UP 8151

    UP 8151

    UP 8151 leads the westbound Roper through Floriston. Image taken at Floriston,CA
  12. 20 MPH to the depot

    20 MPH to the depot

    Amtrak 5 passes by the Blue Diamond Almond plant as clouds move to the east overhead. Image taken at Sacramento,CA
  13. UP 600

    UP 600

    What it looks like before you get hit with snow. Image taken at Soda Springs,CA 12/22/2008
  14. Ethanol West

    Ethanol West

    A UP 5700 series GE leads an ethanol train west through the Sacramento depot as a CDTX train sits in track 4 getting cleaned and inspected for the next day. Image taken at Sacramento,CA
  15. Rock Creek

    Rock Creek

    Passing over the Rock Creek trestle as the sun rises. Image taken at the Rock Creek Trestle,CA
  16. Yuba Gap

    Yuba Gap

    UP 844 passes through Yuba Gap where the only way to escape all the foamers was to get up high. Image taken at Yuba Gap,CA
  17. Verdi 844

    Verdi 844

    UP 844 passes through Verdi on track one. Image taken at Verdi,NV
  18. UP 844

    UP 844

    The morning light shines through the cab of the 844 on the day of the 100th anniversary of the Roseville yard. Image taken at Roseville,Ca
  19. Joe J M

    Comment by 'Joe J M' in media 'West Causeway'

    Yup that's it. I was standing on the levee at the end of the causeway if you are taking 80 west the exit will be at the very end of the causeway just before Davis. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

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