|Big Steam 844 Western Heritage Tour to California DVD|
The trip was the "Western Heritage Tour" to California for the Centennial celebrations of the City of Roseville and the Western Pacifiic Railroad. A golden spike ceremony took place on the Keddie Wye on the Feather River. BA Productions was there to capture all the great action shots of the trip ove ...more
1 Hour 5 Mins
|Flanger Cab Ride DVD|
The Sierra Nevada is hit hard by fierce Winter storms dumping up to 35 feet of snow each Winter season. Storms on the summit can be treacherous and can take even the most experienced and prepared travelers by surprise.One of the most daunting tasks for the railroad is keeping the tracks clear of sno ...more
1 Hour 50 Mins
|Rebuilding the Spreader Snow Plow - New Mega Machines of the Sierra DVD|
12 hours a day, 6+ days a week for 3 months, Union Pacific and a team of skilled contractors made history by rebuilding two Jordan Spreaders, the SPMW 4031 and 4032.
Today, Spreader Snow Plows are the workhorse and backbone for keeping the rails clear of snow and ice during Winter months ...more
1 Hour 14 Mins
|Roseville to Truckee - How It's Done|
"Better than The Battle For Donner Pass"- Carl Bradley, former superintendent Roseville Service Unit-
Trains Magazine review of Roseville to Truckee
"Camera work is right up there with some of the other "big guys" and, in some cases, clearly exceeds the work of the bigger, more establi ...more
|Rotaries - Avalance on the Mountain Part 1 DVD|
One of the railroad's most important tools for battling the snows during unusually heavy Winter seasons just got re-enlisted. The Rotary Snow Plow, has been referred to as "The Hero" to the railroad for over 100 years, but has been dormant in the rail yard since 1998 waiting to be summoned for duty. ...more
|Steam Over Donner 844 and 3985 Doubleheader!|
The introduction of steam locomotives revolutionized transportation clear across the North American continent more than a century ago. In the process, it changed our culture and our personal lives forever. It's no wonder that our senses and our emotions are captivated by the enormous size, sound, sm ...more
|Winter Rails Over Donner - Day of the Spreader DVD|
Over six years in the making, "Day of the Spreader" is officially released.
The Union Pacific's Donner Summit line crosses the Sierra Nevada at over seven thousand feet. Keeping this "All Season Pass" open is vital to the railroad and California's economy.
When the ...more
|Winter Rails Over Donner - Night of the Flanger DVD|
The first of three epic snow service stories, this production sub-titled Night of the Flanger is available now.
Over three years in the making, Winter Rails Over Donner - Night of the Flanger tells the story of nature's bitter legacy of snow on the mountain each winter season and the railroad ...more