The four SP "Daylight" engines, led by 7032, sit in the rain on a cold, dreary day in the Eugene Yard.
A former ATSF GP30 rebuild leads four other EMD products and a large cut of empties west after bringing a healthy train from the Coast.
Alligator No. 5162 works the Eugene hump.
The last rays of light illuminate a northbound manifest working in the yard. Blackened in the background and climbing to 2,055 feet is Spencer Butte, a popular hiking destination for locals.
Fleeting sun and shadows cooperate just as a northbound manifest proceeds to Irving for departure ahead of Amtrak 507 as the second day of summer dissipates.
Spencer Butte provides a backdrop for this evening northbound mixed freight departing the yard.
A northbound manifest prepares to depart the Eugene Yard as the evening southbound Coast Starlight clears Irving.
Soon after its Eugene station stop train 14 bolts out of town along Railroad Blvd.
UP leases one of there SD-70M for the Amtrak Cascades trip to Portland.
Two switchers work Eugene Yard, an Alco Alligator and a Baldwin S12, the former working the hump.
TE70-4S were M-K rebuilds of U25Bs with Sulzer engines. The 7032 failed on its inaugural run with SP's hot BRLAT intermodal. Before long, all four units were in the Eugene dead line. Kodak ISO ... (more)