An Entrance to the Donner Summit Railroad Tunnels - Truckee, CA

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Emigrant Chinese laborers constructed the railroad tunnels above Truckee, California, with picks and black powder in the 1860s as part of the Transcontinental Railroad. Today, freight trains and Amtrak passenger trains still pass through the town.

After the merger of Union Pacific and Southern Pacific railroads in the mid-1990s, a portion of the railroad line near Donner Summit was decommissioned and the tracks and ties were removed. Yet the abandoned tunnels still remain.

Today graffiti artists leave their mark on the concrete walls that once protected the tracks from winter avalanches.
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Latitude: 39° 18' 53" N, Longitude: 120° 19' 21" W see »

Location: United States

Panoramas by Tanja Barnes

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Where's Waldo?

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Picture Window View of Donner Lake

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From Donner Summit.

Interior: Donner Summit Tunnel Graffiti - Truckee, CA

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The Donner Summit Tunnels were decommissioned in 1993, after some 130 years of use. The tracks and water sheds are gone. The temperature in the...

China Wall of the Sierra - Truckee, CA

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Just outside and to the left of this tunnel is a hand built retaining wall that was constructed by Chinese laborers. It is now known as China Wall....

Exterior: Donner Summit Tunnel Graffiti - Truckee, CA

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During the winter, snow levels at Donner Summit can reach up to 70 feet.  In January 1870, nine months after the First Transcontinental Railroad...

An Entrance to the Donner Summit Railroad Tunnels - Truckee, CA

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Emigrant Chinese laborers constructed the railroad tunnels above Truckee, California, with picks and black powder in the 1860s as part of the...

Donner Pass - Truckee, CA

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Donner Pass,  in the Sierra Nevada mountains of northern California, viewed from the Rainbow Bridge parking lot. Donner Pass is named for the...

Morning Twilight @ Bears Landing - Donner Lake, CA

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Testing Hejnar Photo Panoramic head.

Sepulveda Dam

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Built and maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1942, the Sepulveda Dam has been used for locations for countless films and commercials...

Sepulveda Dam Graffiti

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Built and maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1942, the Sepulveda Dam has been used for locations for countless films and commercials...

Sepulveda Dam at Sunset

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Built and maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1942, the Sepulveda Dam has been used for locations for countless films and commercials...

La Casa de Pensamiento Libre (HDR) - Van Nuys, CA

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Testing Photomatix Pro 4.2

La Casa de Pensamiento - Van Nuys, CA

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Testing Canon 8-15mm @ 8mm.

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