A Trip To The Donner Train Sheds

In our first trip as a group, we visited the Snow Sheds of Donner Summit, just outside of Truckee, California.

This historic location was once used as a safe passage for trains of the Union Pacific Railroad to travel through the snow-laden area.

Now, the abandoned railroad tunnel has been overrun with graffiti, but still offers a fantastic example of the history of Northern California. The way the light enters in different spots along the tunnel, as well as the frequent exits that provided vistas of the valley and lake below, are a photographers dream.