Fog rises out of US Steel's Edgar Tompson plant as three Union Railroad MP15's shove a caboose into the mill.
Some things never change - throughout high school and college the SP held trains out waiting to get in to the yard, and UP is now doing the same - 25 years later!
A couple of hikers take a break to watch UP's once a week Potash train enter Bootlegger Canyon with 10 car loads. The 1.5 mile trail behind the train leads to the famous Corona Arch.
Before the Big Boy departed from St. Paul Union Deport, two Union Pacific SD40N's lead a transfer between UP's South St Paul Yard and East Minneapolis Yard.
Empty oil cans head west along side the old codeline poles in Medina.
A Union Railroad ore train passes by the railroad's Hall Shops in Monroeville, Pennsylvania. A quartet of MP15DC locomotives ― 28, 25, 19 and 31 ― are in charge of this southbound tra... (more)
Bringing up the rear of a Union Railroad ore train is caboose 101, a welcome sight in this era of Flashing Rear End Devises (FRED). The train is passing the railroad's Hall Shops in Monroeville, ... (more)
Sitting on the turntable at Union Railroad’s Hall Shops is MP15DC 34. In many ways, this is the Union’s most mysterious locomotive, as it seldom shows up on rosters, which usually show the railro... (more)
In 1972 and 1973, the Union Railroad purchased nine SW1500 locomotives from EMD. One third of them, 7, 3 and 4, were sitting outside of the railroad’s Hall Shops in Monroeville, Pennsylvania, on ... (more)
A five pack of blue URR MP15's leads a coke train out of the plant in Clairton, Pennsylvania.
A Union Railroad slab train crosses the Monongahela River Bridge at Duquesne.
Three MP15’s battle Bull Run with a fresh load of slabs out of Edgar Thomson bound for the Irvin Works upstream in the Mon Valley.
Gone for good. I'm told this is a survey marker, defining the end of the Union Railroad and beginning of the Pennsylvania Railroad. It sat tucked cramped between a catenary pole and bridge... (more)
The blast furnaces at US Steel's Edgar Thomson Works are always hungry. Running around the clock they survive on a steady diet of iron ore, and the Union has another load of ore to feed the beasts... (more)