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Union Pacific container train cresting Nevada's Sand Pass (editor's title)

Union Pacific container train cresting Nevada's Sand Pass amongst early morning shadows
Westbound Union Pacific container train cresting Nevada's Sand Pass on the morning of August 30, 2009. The train, en route from Marion, Arkansas, to Oakland, California, has just completed the one percent climb out of the Smoke Creek Desert, seen in the background. The route is part of the Western Pacific Railroad's original mainline. Successor Union Pacific continued to use the route for double-stacked container traffic until 2009, when clearance improvements allowed this traffic to run via Donner Pass, which is 70 miles shorter. Today this line sees very sparse traffic.
Source Justin Tognetti, Campbell, California
Coverage Spatial, Sand Pass, Nevada; August 30, 2009
Rights Justin Tognetti
Date Created 2009-08-30
Resource Type
Extent 35mm
Depicted Railroad
Location Sand Pass, Nevada
Depicted Occupation
Equipment, Locomotive SD70ACe UP 8522
Builder, locomotive Electro-Motive Diesel
Creator Description Justin Tognetti grew up in Sunnyvale, California, and began photographing railroads at age 12. As of 2010, he works for the City of Sunnyvale and is completing a degree in business at San Jose State University.
Collection Justin Tognetti Collection
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