DRGW 5350 east waits at the east end of Yermo, CA for the hottest train on the UP. The SuperVan lead by reinstated DDA40X 6905 comes roaring by. My brother and I would follow this train well into ... (more)
Union Pacific 6905 leads the SuperVan intermodal into the Yermo Yard. The UP 6905 was just pulled out of long time storage and put back into service. The year 1984 was a great time chasing the bi... (more)
The day is breaking as the Union Pacific Steam Crew work to ready UP 4014 for it's trip back down Cajon Pass. This will be the second time that a Big Boy was operated, under steam, 'west' through ... (more)
UP 4014 rests in Yermo yard under the stars.
Ready to head to Vegas, UP 844 backs out of Yermo yard. With cylinder cocks open she puts on quite a show in the cool morning air, backing into the steam as she makes her way to the main.
Pooled with Union Pacific four Rio Grande tunnel motors 5394, 5351, 5346 and 5341 are heading west with a Kaiser coal train destined for Southern California.
A long line of Union Pacific GP-30B engines sits in storage in Yermo. The dry desert climate air in Southern California made for a good location to store lots of diesel locomotives. Photo taken ... (more)
Fellow Railpics contributor (and much younger) James Doughty watches Union Pacific 3632 pull a westbound manifest train in to Yermo yard. The UP yardmaster had no problem with us camping in our V... (more)
Manned helpers UP 3395 and UP 3652 bring a long, loaded grain train into the Yermo Yard, while UP 3073 and UP 3684 wait for their next assignment.
Union Pacific Centennial 6937 is the last in a long line of stored DD40X locomotives, followed by a long line of GP-30B units. The dry California desert air made for a good location to store many... (more)
UP SD40-2 3404 equipped with an extended short hood.
Breathing Fire. UP 4014, the largest operating steam locomotive in the world, is truly an awe inspiring sight even just building steam pressure in the early morning light. As the sun has ju... (more)
Missouri Pacific caboose 13958 and Western Pacific caboose 435 are part of a set of cabooses waiting to depart on a train from the Union Pacific yard in Yermo, CA.
With wisps of steam filling the air, Union Pacific Senior Manager of Heritage Operations, Ed Dickens, confirms the blue flag has been placed on UP 4014 as the locomotive's mechanical crew prepares... (more)