Donner Pass, Snowfigting

Flanger departs Truckee Yard, April 14, 2003

Over three feet of fresh snow covers Truckee. It's early morning and the rotary waits to depart west. A westbound freight is just leaving Truckee on the #1 Track as the spreader prepares to leave leading the rotary out of Town, March 24, 1995

A pair of flangers rest at Truckee after fighting heavy drifts and slides on the mountain. MW crews work to clear the switch so one can leave the yard, December 22, 1996

Changing of the gaurd. Steve LaVigne retiring Truckee Roadmaster with the new Roadmaster Moses Olvera in the spreader preparing to leave Truckee, January 19, 2006

A brakeman walks back to the flanger during a crew change at Truckee, April 13, 2004

Flanger sets rest in the morning at Truckee, April 17, 2006

Westbound Flanger departs Truckee, April 13, 2003

Westbound at Truckee, April 13, 2003

Eastbound passes the waiting spreaders at Truckee, April 17, 2006

Eastbound on #1 track at West Truckee, April 14, 2003

Eastbound about 2 miles east of Truckee, April 14, 2003

Night at Truckee. Eastbound flanger set arrives as a westbound freight waits to depart, April 13, 2003

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