Back in 1990, Amtrak’s westward California Zephyr, train No.5, typically traversed Donner Pass midday.
On this July 1990 afternoon, the train was several hours behind the advertised. I pictured it near Gold Run, California on the west slope of Donner.
I’ve been going through my Southern Pacific and Union Pacific photos searching for material for my next book on Union Pacific and its component railroads.
Although this is an old favorite photo, I’ll likely defer to images that show SP or UP freight trains for the final book selections.
Scanned with a Nikon LS 5000 slide scanner. Multipass scan.
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