Amtrak in the Sierra Nevada http://bayareatransitnews.webs.com/apps/photos/ Amtrak in the Sierra Nevada A brief glimpse of an Amtrak train bound for Chicago from Highway 80. The train is traveling through the Sierra Nevada on its way to Truckee. http://bayareatransitnews.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=198063238 198063238 You can see a faint section of track and tunnel in the distance. Donner Lake is below. http://bayareatransitnews.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=198063239 198063239 In the Sierra Nevada, sections of tunnel had to be built in order to protect the track from falling snow and other debris. http://bayareatransitnews.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=198063240 198063240 http://bayareatransitnews.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=198063241 198063241 http://bayareatransitnews.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=198063242 198063242