The calendar may say winter is over, but on March 27, 2009, a westbound Union Pacific coal empty climbs through Crescent, Colorado, on a very sunny but snowy early spring day.
The east slope of Encina Hill, also known as Hindman Hill is the final 2.2% grade out of the Snake River Valley. The heavy grade begins when the rails leave the course of the Burnt River and begi... (more)
It was near this spot that the settlers along the Oregon trail left the Snake River and began the tortuous climb for the the summit of the Burnt Mountains. It was also where one family met their d... (more)
Union Pacific's KG4LBD-13 (Global 4, IL - Long Beach, CA) stack train heads west through the Weber River Valley at Henefer. A few signs of the onset of autumn are popping up along the right of way... (more)
Union Pacific's MNPRO (North Platte, NE - Roper, UT) manifest slams through CP C784, Salt Lake City. I was happy to catch one of UP's relatively uncommon SD9043MAC motors on the point. This one ap... (more)
UP 8126, an SD9043MAC, picks up speed westbound, as it enters Elburn.
Union Pacific’s MRONY freight heads east out of Pinecliffe, Colorado, on a sparkling April 23, 2001, just moments after the clouds dispersed and the sun lit up the scene.
Union Pacific SD24 411 leads a GP20 and three SD40's westward through Meadow Valley wash near Elgin, Nevada on April 11, 1976. Crew change at Las Vegas is still some 100 miles ahead.
the dead line in Colton is about 150 locos long - some SD40-2's or C40-8's but also a lot of newer SD70M's are sidelined due to lack of work ...