Over six years in the making, "Day of the Spreader" is officially released.
The Union Pacific's Donner Summit line crosses the Sierra Nevada at over seven thousand feet. Keeping this "All Season Pass" open is vital to the railroad and Calif ...more
The action takes place in Ohio and Pennsylvania, starting in 1954 when steam was king. Articulated loco ...more
Find a place that's easy to get to, where a concentrated number of trains are guaranteed to roll by in a short time span, and you've just located a railroading "hot spot." Pentrex camera crews traveled the eastern half of the extensive Conrail system, searching out the b ...more
Measuring 132 feet long and weighing one and a quarter million pounds, the Union Pacific Big Boys were the largest, heaviest, most powerful steam locomotives of their type. These giants could pull a five and a half mile long train on level track. Although only 25 Big Boys were ...more
One of the railroad's most important tools for battling the snows during unusually heavy Winter seasons just got re-enlisted. The Rotary Snow Plow, has been referred to as "The Hero" to the railroad for over 100 years, but has been dormant in the ra ...more
We take you back to the historic Winter of 2011 when snowfall broke all kinds of records. An avalanche had taken out a Flanger at Cisco Grove. Union Pacific had no choice but to break out the Rot ...more
Winter Rails Over Donner 3 DVD Set - Flanger Cab Ride - Night of the Flanger - Day of the Spreader DVDThe Flanger Cab Ride DVD
The Sierra Nevada is hit hard by fierce Winter storms dumping up to 35 feet of snow each Winter season. Storms on the summit can be treacherous and can take even the most experienced and prepared travelers by surprise.One of the most daunting tasks for the rail ...more
Four railroad lines funnel traffic in and out of the Los Angeles basin via Cajon Pass. It is the busiest railroad mountain crossing in the United States. The 14 miles of ...more
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Four railroad lines funnel traffic in and out of the Los Angeles basin via Cajon Pass. It is the busiest railroad mountain crossing in the United States. The 14 m ...more