Wasn't expecting to see a snoot nose SD40-2 on the UP main, but I wasn't complaining when this little guy came chugging along!
A cold day of railfanning for sure. While Utah's snow makes for great picture taking and even better skiing (Snowbird is among the best areas I've ever been), but as for driving.... thats another ... (more)
Although this line is owned by UP, you would never know by the looks of it. Trackage rights trains from BNSF and UTAH out numbered UP trains 2 to 1... literally, only three trains ran all day.
Utah Railway's shop and adjoining offices are the closest thing to a real life model railroad I've ever seen. Not only is the complex perched on a picturesque ridge with a small yard and oversized... (more)
It looked like all hope for a good railfanning day was lost when a semi slipped down an embankment and onto the tracks right around daybreak. However, UP and DOT crews quickly cleaned up the mess.... (more)
Despite the fact that the Santa Fe was the first of the "Super Seven" to go, its relatively common to find power still painted for the railroad all over Southern California, albeit relegated to lo... (more)
Progress on the much discussed Colton Flyover appears to be moving right along. It looks like the eastern approach has been completed up to the current location of the existing diamond. Prep work ... (more)
The Mojave Flyer lives up to its reputation as a holdout for SD60M power in SoCal. Seen here a few miles from the ends of its short run for Mojave to West Colton.
Note the summit of San Gorgonio Mountain, Southern California's tallest, peaking into the extreme left of the frame.
Train is about five miles as the crow flies from the photographer. One can see about the same distance down line the other direction as well. No such thing as one "sneaking up on you" in this neck... (more)
They're only about a 100 miles into their journey, but already this team of head end power and DPUs are working as hard as they're going to on the entire trip east.