Donner Pass - Feb. 2010

Manifest at Emigrant Gap

These photos provide an overview of the trip I made with Ken Compton and his son Zach to Donner Pass to photograph trains on Feb. 13-15, 2010.

February 13 - 15, 2010 trip photos

Click on the following links to see pictures taken on February 13, 2010:

UP 7617 GE C45ACCTE (GEVO)
Feb. 13, 2010 1:40 p.m. - A westbound ZCSLT 11 stack train snuck up on us as we were setup for an eastbound at Baxter, CA.
Nikon D300s Digital Images - Image 2010021505_0012, Photo Location Map
UP 8456 EMD SD70ACe
Feb. 13, 2010 2:16 p.m. - An eastbound ZDLSK5 12 reefer train, 8456 and 5086 at Baxter, CA. This is one of three trains we saw at this location over a short period of time.
Nikon D300s Digital Images - Image 2010021505_0023, Photo Location Map
UP 5291 GE C45ACCTE (GEVO) at Emigrant Gap| Midas
Feb. 13, 2010 4:20 p.m. - A westbound ZNPOA 11 stack train is shown heading onto the double track at Emigrant Gap, CA. Last light, UP 5291 on the ZNPOA 11 stack train at Midas, CA on Feb. 13, 2010.
Nikon D300s Digital Images - Image 2010021505_0031, Photo Location Map | Nikon FM2n Analog Image - Shot on Fujichrome 400X, Photo Location Map

Click on the following links to see pictures taken on February 14, 2010:

UP 5806 GE C44ACCTE (GEVO) Meeting Stack Train | Emigrant Gap | Soda Springs
Feb. 14, 2010 8:30 a.m. - An empty GSPXSD 13 grain train led by 5806 and 6236 with DPU 5673 meets a stack train at Emigrant Gap, KMNOA 11, with UP 7454 on the point. The GSPXSD 13 is shown again at 9:15 a.m. at Soda Springs.
Nikon D300s Digital Images - Emigrant Gap Meet: Image 2010021505_0067 Photo Location Map | Emigrant Gap Eastbound: Image 2010021505_0110 Photo Location Map | Soda Springs Eastbound: Image 2010021505_0120 Photo Location Map
UP 6749 GE C44AC
Feb. 14, 2010 10:40 a.m. - Union Pacific 6749 leads an eastbound empty grain train at Emigrant Gap, CA.
Nikon D300s Digital Image 2010021505_0150 Photo Location Map
UP 7451 GE C45ACCTE (GEVO) Emigrant Gap | Towle | Helper
Feb. 14, 2010 11:15 a.m. - On Valentines Day 2010 a Westbound manifest MRORV 13 is led by Union Pacific 7451, 8151, 5646, 5565 and 2 others as well as having 7611 as the DPU. At 11:15 a.m. the train was at Emigrant Gap. By 12:07 p.m. the train had made it to Towle.
Nikon D300s Digital Images - Emigrant Gap: Image 2010021505_0140 Photo Location Map | Towle: Image 2010011501_0178 Photo Location Map | Helper at Towle: Image 2010011501_0178 Photo Location Map
UP 5223 EMD SD70M
Feb. 14, 2010 1:30 p.m. - UP 5223 on a westbound ZNPOA 12 stack train at Colfax, CA.
Analog Image - Nikon F6, shot on Kodak E100G, Scan 2010022601_05, Photo Location Map
UP 5559 GE C44ACCTE (GEVO) Lead | Swing DPU Helpers | Rear DPU Helper
Feb. 14, 2010 2:15 p.m. - An eastbound manifest, the MRVRO 14, crawls through American, near Midas CA lead by UP 5559, 4885, 8290, Swing DPU set: 5568, 5563, 5645 and UP 5658 on the rear.
Nikon D300s Digital Images - Lead: Image 2010021505_0199 Photo Location Map | Swing DPU Helpers: Image 2010021505_0207 Photo Location Map | Rear DPU: Image 2010021505_0212 Photo Location Map

Click on the following links to see pictures taken on February 15, 2010:

UP 7865 GE C45ACCTE (GEVO) Digital | Analog Closer
Feb. 15, 2010 9:00 a.m. - UP 7865 leads a westbound ZSKDL5 12 reefer train at American, near Midas, CA on Feb. 15, 2010
Nikon D300s Digital Images - Image 2010021505_0226, Photo Location Map | Analog Image - Nikon F6, Scan: 2010022601_06v2, Photo Location Map

Related Links

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Summer Trip to Donner
In August 2010 Ken, Zach and I made a Summer trip to the hill. Related photos are here.
My related collection in Flickr
Many more photos from this trip in Flickr.
My related collection in Facebook
Many related photos from this trip

Special Thanks

All the great folks who helped me out with information for these Web pages!