A string of autoracks reflect the setting sun on an eastbound Union Pacific train traveling over the former Chicago & North Western main line at Flagg, Illinois, on December 28, 1995.
UP 6706 is the last remaining patched CNW AC4400CW out there. It's seen here in Flagg, slowly approaching Global 3. After a quick setout, it would be onward to Chicago.
An eastbound train on the Chicago & North Western main line west of Chicago approaches Flagg, Illinois, and reflects the setting sun of December 28, 1995.
The cab of Union Pacific EMD SD60M No. 6292 glints the setting sun as it charges westward with a freight just outside the tiny hamlet of Flagg, Illinois, on a clear December 28, 1995.
UP 1923 on the Pulldown
UP SD40Ns 1923 and 1818 tow a long string of containers out of Global 3 for headroom, about to duck under Thorpe Rd. in Flagg, IL.
Metra #516 leads the westbound California Zephyr thru Flagg, IL. The Zephyr is detouring over the C&NW due to flooding. The E-unit is needed for cab signals.
It's late in the evening and the sun is not far from setting as a UP stack train working Global 3 pulls forward to make a double. The expansive yard can be seen in the distance along the horizon.
One of the newer SD70ACes on Union Pacific's roster takes a long double-stacker east on the Geneva Subdivision at the Thorpe Rd. Bridge. The west end of UP's Global III yard can be seen on the lef... (more)
UP 5505 switches double stacks at the west end of global 3 at Flag Illinois.
UP 5505 leads double stacks out of Global 3 in Flagg Illinois.
A brand new ACE leads a stack train into Global 3 outside of Rochelle.
The Global 3 switcher power pulls a long string of stack equipment out of the loading yard and places it in the staging yard. From what I can tell these are remote controlled 40's.
An eastbound rail train passes the signal gang working on signals for the new crossovers the UP is going to put in at Global 3 to help traffic patterns. The power in the background is the Global 3... (more)
A Global 3 switch crew gets another stacker ready while an inbound from the west arrives.