Located northeast of Sacramento, the city of Roseville has been an important railroad town since the building of the first transcontinental railroad in the 1860s. Once part of the Central Pacific and later the Southern Pacific, today Union Pacific’s J. R. Davis Yard is the largest rail facility on the west coast. On June 3, 2008, TSG Multimedia’s cameras filmed every train that came through the area near the Roseville wye at the east end of J. R. Davis Yard from mid-morning until late in the afternoon. This video shows each train in its entirety!
In addition to a steady parade of Union Pacific freight trains, there is plenty of yard switching, light engine movements, a BNSF freight headed eastbound over Donner Pass, UP locals and a work train, a UP crew working on the wye, as well as Amtrak’s eastbound and westbound California Zephyr and an eastbound Amtrak California Capitol Corridor train!