Run around UP 4014/844 in Medicine Bow, this high priority gets a free run ahead of the Great Race to Ogden.
First time under its own power (with an assist from the 844 and an ACe) back across the Overland Route. Beautifully done, UP.
With temperatures well below freezing, a quartet of Rio Grande tunnel motors pull an eastbound UP manifest through Golconda, NV. The line follows the circuitous route of the meandering and bracki... (more)
A westbound UP coal load--presumably out of Utah--with two SP ACs on the point, begins to move westward after waiting for permission from the dispatcher to proceed. The telltale for what the ambie... (more)
The slogan on this caboose reads, "Everyone gains where courtesy reigns". Ahead pulling this train, a Gas Turbine electric. To see the head end, search photo #639380 and thanks to Rick Erben for t... (more)
UP's Gas Turbines were around for a couple more years after this photo was taken in Sept. 67. To see the rear end, check photo 639382 and thanks to Rick Erben for the location ID.
UP rostered 50 GP9's and 50 GP9B's in the first generation of the diesel era. The dawn of the second generation diesel era was about to begin when this train passed.
Eastbound through a very scenic part of the Overland Route bringing up the markers the old fashioned way. The slogan on the caboose reads, "Don't be curt, be courteous". To see what's pulling this... (more)
Eastbound through a very scenic part of the Overland Route just before the dawn of the high horsepower era from EMD. To see the companion view of the rear end, check photo #639377.
As darkness closes in at an unidentified location in Wyoming near Sherman Hill, a wild consist of 1st generation EMD products is spotted with a freight. Soon their era will end and the second gene... (more)
Somewhere in Wyoming west of Cheyenne the City Of SF/LA roars by. Speculation this could have been the coach section with the Pullman section following, clues being the single dome and predominate... (more)
Two generations of EMD motors lead a westbound intermodal through the small rural town of Overton, NE.