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)
A long line of Union Pacific GP-30B units are stored in the Yermo yard. The desert dry air made this a good location to store locomotives. Photo taken with permission.
Three Union Pacific EMD GP30Bs are stored at Council Bluffs, Iowa, in May of 1984. Only 40 of these unique locomotives were built, all for UP. Middle locomotive No. 731B is one of 13 units equippe... (more)
Reagan Recession StorageA downturn in the economy in the early 1980s caused the Union Pacific to store power that was deemed surplus in late 1981. Much of it was stored in the warm... (more)
Organ donor at the morgue - This locomotive has breathed its last, and is being stripped of usable parts before being sent to the crematorium. Piles of donated parts from earlier patients lay in t... (more)
Union Pacific was the only railroad to purchase the EMD GP30B units, buying 40 of them #700B-739B. The cabless unit provided some cost savings in not having the expensive operating controls ... (more)
An improbable lashup led this transfer on the BN
Union Pacific GP30B 726B leads (!) a westbound freight past the Amtrak (ex-Santa Fe) passenger station in San Bernardino. A GP30B/GP30 helper set was assigned to this train to assist the four SD4... (more)
Only 40 GP30B diesels were built, and all were owned by the Union Pacific.
Working as the last unit of a Rock Island freight.