A Veranda turbine helps Big Boy 4020 with a reefer train over Sherman Hill. Photo taken by Jack Pfeifer.
On President’s Day 2013, a slew (that’s a lot, right?) of locomotives populate the tracks of Union Pacific’s North Yard in Denver, Colorado. On the right, the South Local is powered by former Rio ... (more)
For steam, time was up, even in freight service.
Union Pacific bay-window caboose 24515, photographed in Modesto, California, was originally Rock Island 17097. These cars were built by ICC in 1967, 1968, 1970, and 1971 for Union Pacific and lea... (more)
Waiting in the rack
Getting the big blow ready for another pull
A trio of ex-DRGW GP40-2s get ready to take an empty sand train back to South Beloit.
An exceptionally clean UP CA-9 caboose takes up the rear of an eastbound UP train. This caboose must have received new paint in late 1976 or early 1977 as there is a picture on this site (no. 107... (more)
Ex CRIP GP40
Three cabooses (25490, 25680 and 25518) are on the rear of a UP westbound as it passes through Barstow in California's Mojave Desert.
UP 1040, horn blaring at the crossing below town . . . the Cache Valley Branch, Local makes her way south toward Logan and home for the day. Normally there are two units, sometimes as many as thre... (more)