The footage is from the 2011 deployment of the Rotary Snow Plow. Scene of Truckee before it departed West for the first trip back over the mountain. Following shots are from the cab of one of the diesels pushing the Rotary East on the return trip. The The Rotaries worked for approximately 5 days to get the mountain clear. This footage are snippets of what is to be seen in Part II of “Rotaries, Avalanche on the Mountain.” This is from Brendan Compton & BA Productions
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Colfax Railroad Days will occur on September 12 & 13 this year in historic downtown Colfax. This year’s event will highlight 150 years of railroading in Colfax. Central Pacific trains first arrived in the new town in September 1865, and trains have been running through the heart of Colfax every day since then.
Preparations are being made to line up all the great attractions from previous years plus new ones for the 2015 Railroad Days Event! Go to the Colfax Railroad Days website to see who and what is coming this year to create another great educational and fun family event.
Everybody loves trains! and this is where you can see them, touch them, smell them and get inside them! Don’t miss it!
The Placer-Sierra Railroad Heritage Society (PSRHS) was formed to preserve and protect the history of the Donner Pass Route portion of the Transcontinental Railroad. Please join us in our efforts and enjoy the website.
The UP Steam team has been busy renovating the Steam Shop in Cheyenne to accommodate all of the equipment necessary to restore Big Boy No. 4014 back to operating condition. Dis-assembly work is also underway to inspect and assess the condition of each component on the steam locomotive. Check out http://youtu.be/oDuzuucJAVU