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  1. Thinking About Rest

    Thinking About Rest

    The engineer of this northward grainer has just used BNSF 5412 (GE Dash 9-44CW) and three other units to move 400,000 bushels of wheat through Ilmon, California and is running along Caliente Creek. He has put the Tehachapis behind and can start thinking about going on rest in Bakersfield 20...
  2. What Kind of Power?

    What Kind of Power?

    The power on this set of UP locomotives at Monolith, California depend on the judgment of the engineer. The wind mills on Pajuela Peak depend on the random action of the wind.
  3. Silent Sentinel of Safety I

    Silent Sentinel of Safety I

    BNSF 4932 (GE Dash 9-44CW) splits the block signals at Monolith, CA on March 7, 2010. In a moment the train will have moved on and the only sound will be traffic on the highway across the meadow.
  4. Gaynor Saturday

    Gaynor Saturday

    Westbound stack train approaches the Gaynor Trestle and short tunnel that follows on it's trip up the east slope of Stevens Pass.
  5. Meet at Scenic

    Meet at Scenic

    On Saturday 3-27-2010, the M-SPOEVE exits Cascade Tunnel at Scenic. An EB Z-trains waits in the siding.
  6. Orange

    Orange

    Northbound Z train exiting tunnel 6 on Pengra Pass in 2004.
  7. Downhill at Alta

    Downhill at Alta

    A Union Pacific manifest snakes its way downgrade at Alta, California in June of 2002. Lots of empty reefers are making their way back to California's central valley on the original transcontinental route.
  8. Thunderclouds at Yuba Pass

    Thunderclouds at Yuba Pass

    A BNSF trackage rights train rolls down the west slope of the Sierra Nevada at Yuba Pass, California in June of 2000. Thunderclouds are looming over the 7000 foot level of Donner Pass, and will cover the west slope soon.
  9. Down by the bay

    Down by the bay

    Union Pacific run-through power on a 'US PNW Empties' Grain train.
  10. BNSF at Gold Run

    BNSF at Gold Run

    A BNSF trackage rights train rolls off the west slope of the Sierra Nevada at Gold Run, California in June of 2000. BNSF gets to run two trains daily over Donner Pass as per the merger agreements.
  11. Zephyr rolls by Hirschdale

    Zephyr rolls by Hirschdale

    Amtrak #6, the "California Zephyr" makes time as it's late through Hirschdale, California on the Donner Pass route. Amtrak's Zephyrs have been notorious for being late.
  12. Potash down Donner

    Potash down Donner

    A solid train of potash rolls down the slopes of the Sierra Nevada at Casa Loma, California in October of 2006. Union Pacific's route over Donner Pass will become much more active in the future once the tunnel improvements are made.
  13. White Pass 98

    White Pass 98

    White Pass and Yukon 98 fresh out of Ceeco paint shop
  14. Morning Z Train

    Morning Z Train

    BNSF ES44DC leads the morning Z train towards Sultan, WA and the climb up Steven Pass.
  15. Classic SP Down the Cutoff

    Classic SP Down the Cutoff

    Eastbound Southern Pacific SD40T-2 #8275 takes the lead down the Palmdale Colton Cutoff in the Blue Cut area of Cajon Pass in 1985.
  16. Tennessee Pass

    Tennessee Pass

    The GJPUM, an empty railtrain, winds through the Eagle River canyon at the east end of Belden siding near Red Cliff on Sept. 4, 1990.
  17. Tennessee Pass

    Tennessee Pass

    An empty rail train, symboled GJPUM, streaks up the west side of Tennessee Pass between Deen and Mitchell on Sept. 4, 1990. The entire Minturn helper set of 4 SD40-T2's was added to the head end of the 1,400 ton train in Minturn. With the two GP40's assigned as road power, that's 18,000...
  18. Cotton Belt Climbs the Cutoff

    Cotton Belt Climbs the Cutoff

    Westbound Cotton Belt/SSW SD45 #9065 leads this manifest freight near the west end of Canyon Siding on the Palmdale Colton Cutoff in Cajon Pass in 1985.
  19. Classic Santa Fe through Blue Cut

    Classic Santa Fe through Blue Cut

    Santa Fe B36-7 #7498 with the unique air-intake sound baffles leads a GP40X through Cajon Pass' Blue Cut on the #1 Main of the 1st Subdivision in 1985.
  20. SP Tunnel Motors on the Cutoff

    SP Tunnel Motors on the Cutoff

    SP SD40T-2 #8294 leads a set of four tunnel motors westbound on the Palmdale Colton Cutoff through Dike in Cajon Pass in 1985.




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