Southern Pacific on Donner Pass.

Today, May 10, 2018 represents the 149thanniversary of the completion of America’s first Transcontinental railroad.

To commemorate the day, I’m posting a Kodachrome view that I made of a Southern Pacific freight on Donner Pass in 1993.

SP’s former Central Pacific route over Donner was a key portion of the original Transcontinental Line.

In the 1990s, I made hundreds of Kodachrome views of the Donner Pass crossing.

An SP westward freight ascends the east slope of Donner Pass near Shed 47 above Donner Lake west of Truckee, California. Kodachrome 25 slide.


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2 comments on “Southern Pacific on Donner Pass.

  1. Yeah! TSH

  2. Dan Smith on said:

    Never actually got to see Donner Pass in my USA travels but I was captivated by Richard Steinheimer’s photo-feature in Trains Magazine “The Hill”.

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