Donner – Stacks in the High Sierras

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The Sierra Nevada Mountains has seen the Central Pacific, Southern Pacific and now the Union Pacific. In 2009 double-stack container traffic off the Feather River Canyon line added to the frequency of trains on this legendary route.

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For over 140 years the Sierra Nevada Mountains of northern California have reverberated with the sounds of hard-working locomotives of the Central Pacific, Southern Pacific and now the Union Pacific.

In November, 2009 double-stack container traffic was re-routed off the nearby Feather River Canyon adding to the frequency of trains on this legendary route. 7idea Productions made three trips to Donner Pass between January and September 2010 to capture the many personalities of “The Hill” between Roseville, California and Sparks, Nevada. From late summer sun to blizzard conditions on the mountain, you’ll have a front row seat of the Union Pacific in action! Take in the amazing view of mainline action from high atop Red Mountain, the old Central Pacific fire lookout above Cisco.

Stand inside the snow sheds of Norden as a heavy stack train blasts through! Snowshoe into Troy and see Jordan Spreaders and flangers hard at work clearing the white stuff off the double-track main! Feel the ground shake as 10,000 foot stack and manifest trains labor up 2% grades in Run 8! Distributed power is everywhere, as Union Pacific utilizes this technology for more efficient train handling. Witness heavy trains running in 4×2, 1x1x1, even 3x3x1 configurations. Shot in beautiful high-definition in spring, late summer and winter, this is the ultimate look at Donner Pass!

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7 reviews for Donner – Stacks in the High Sierras

  1. aweise

    I would recommend this video to all of my rail fan friends. Beautiful scenery and great production quality. Worth the purchase and I think I would buy more from this producer.

  2. Alan Ross

    The Sierra Nevada’s have seen most all major train lines. In 2009 Double stack traffic made its first appearance. This DVD shows you what train crews battle, clear one day then snow the next. The scenery is beautiful and the videography by 7idea is the best out there today. What an excellent DVD, this is a must for any rail fan. Very informative and worth the money.

  3. Mike

    This is one of my most favorite DVD’s in my rail fan collection. The scenes photographed in both good weather and bad is outstanding and professionally done throughout the entire DVD. A must have for all true rail fan collectors

  4. GENE DARROW

    JUST BOUGHT MY FIRST 7idea DVD, DONNER STACKS IN THE HIGH SIERRAS.JUST AWESOME
    RIGHT UP THERE TRAIN COVERAGE,I WILL CONTINUE TO PURCHASE THESE DVD’S.
    THE TRAINS FROM ROSEWELL UP TO NORDEN,BREATH TAKING. AND AMTRAK HOW LUCKY TO BE ABLE TO SEE THIS.

  5. nssd60e

    This is a great video that shows what the crews deal with over the pass.

  6. Kraig

    7idea has done some great videos and this is one of them. Great video not only showing trains battling the pass and the snow but also how the snow fighters, fight to keep the line open.

  7. Kevin Willie

    The 7 Idea Productions Film is very interesting What Train crews Battle each time they go up and down the Mountain One day you see green grass and the next a blizzard this movie is very good for those wondering what its like to run a train or planning a trip

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