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Jan 1952 Newsreel: City of San Francisco Trapped on Donner Pass

(1952)
Jan. 13, 1952 "The City of San Francisco" gets stuck in a snowdrift on Donner Pass. Though the line is double tracked, the other mainline is already blocked from a previous derailment the day before. It takes three days to reach the stricken train to get the passengers out and another two to dig out the train. This was the ONLY time in the nearly 130 years that the line was in operation by the Central Pacific/Southern Pacific that it was closed down. A true feat and a testament to the snowfighter crews, even to this day, considering that a normal winter season on Donner Pass is 400+ inches of snowfall annually. Note also that the total seasons snowfall that year, 1951-1952 totaled 790 inches. Nearly 66 feet!
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