UP 6479 West starts its climb up the steep 1.7% grade out of a small sag between Chamiso and the summit at Mescal.
Be Specific—ship “Union Pacific” A lone horse pretty much ignores an eastbound Union Pacific stack train as it speeds through Pixley, Wyoming, on the railroad’s Pocatello Subdivision on... (more)
A pair of typically grungy UP units leads a southbound down the Chester Sub.
Winter Sunrise in Beyers
February 2020 yielded a nice chase of the MNYGJ just after sunrise at the western most ledge of Beyers Canyon. UP 5892 does the honors with power move ... (more)
A Ferromex SD70 adds a little bit of color to an otherwise drab Oak Creek coal train as it crosses the Root River bridge in Racine.
The crew of this train, had to be feeling a bit snake bit. First they reported PTC issue at Smelter. Then the reason I got this shot, a detector reported an integrity failure, forcing them to slow... (more)
UP 5539, 6653 and two more DPU's, are hauling the Valmy coal train, across the Shafter subdivision. They are heading across the Western Pacific causeway, on the Great Salt Lake. Not alot of lake t... (more)
I saw Valmy coal train rolling through Grant Tower, on the way home from work, and the chase was on. First up LM Bryan. The coal dust is a flying.
An empty coal train was one of four trains that would pass thru Arlington after a surfacing gang on the Blair Sub. cleared up for the day.
Meeting on the bridge
Union Pacific coal loads roll south through the Powder River Basin
UP 6058 (AC4400CW-CTE) leads a freight past the refineries in Commerce City, Colorado.
Union Pacific coal loads hustle south past part of the massive Thunder Basin Coal Company loadout which is the largest surface coal mine in North America.