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Domes To Portola Railroad Days
Emeryville CA to Sparks NV via Donner Pass

Sierra Nevada Mountains, CA

Part 1, August 22-24, 2008

Story and photographs by Richard Elgenson
RailNews Network writer

Roseville is the western terminal for the UP snow fleet with numerous flangers and rotary snowplows.  Flangers look slightly odd being tall and slender.

Brother, have a traction motor.
It appears that the nose "patch" on SP 8726 has been removed.  Wow, it had two nose jobs.
Below right, Bert Hermey and Bill Parks help passengers board Silver Rapids.
Below left is the Art Deco style Tower Theater in Roseville.
This old steam engine used to power the fire train.
Curving along Atlantic towards Interstate 80.
At Rocklin, the rail line splits and rejoins at Newcastle.  An autorack train crew member watches us roll bye.
By this time, passengers were dining on a beautiful lunch of romaine salad with boneless skinless chicken breast.  I spent some time chatting with Randy and Marie Jackson from New Mexico in the Silver Lariat dome.  Randy is wearing the yellow shirt and black hat in the lower right photograph

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