A Rio Grande coal train climbs the Palmer Divide approaching Palmer Lake, Colorado, on a sunny and warm February 24, 1986. The train is led by three EMD SD50s, and is helped by a SD40T-2/SD50 help... (more)
Through empty windows of an abandoned Sinclair gas station along old U.S. 30 through James Town near Green River, Wyoming, is a most apropos sight of a westbound Union Pacific oil train climbing P... (more)
An 70ACe pushes on the back of this empty coal train as they work thru central Iowa on the UP's North Platte to Chicago corridor. The train is 109 miles west of Clinton as they pass thru the small... (more)
The El Segundo Local passes the Catalina Pacific cement plant on its way to drop a long cut of cars at Chevron. The power today was an unusually long six gensets. Maybe the extra paint requires mo... (more)
I am really glad I was turned onto this era that the UP went thru in early 2000's. Helper Utah seemed to be the holding ground for the last life of the Rio Grande tunnel motors. The main attracti... (more)
A dream come true for a Santa Fe fan. Due to a derailment on the Santa Fe trancon route. A Santa Fe train is on rare trackage on the Union Pacific LASL. The second unit in the consist 5960 later i... (more)
The East Industries job passes the searchlights at the LAJ diamond south of Hobart. A couple of the infamous LA-assigned gensets power the crew today.
And they're off! Union Pacific's Yermo, California to North Platte, Nebraska manifest freight waits patiently in North Yard while an Oakland, California to Chicago, Illinois (American President Li... (more)
Western Pacific 3003 passes Hobart Tower as it heads South towards Long Beach and the Harbor area.
DALE Junction WY Oct. 19 1977 -- Union Pacific SD40-2 3356 has just crossed Dale Creek Fill on its way west with a covered hopper train in tow.
UP 4659 (SD70M) and a newly rebuilt UP 1842 get serviced at the sand towers in the UP's North Yard.
November snow has fallen the past day and the wind has a chill bite, yet the sky is clearing as the 5756 East comes around the corner from Colores and plods past the Hermosa crossing on the long g... (more)
Heritage peekingAn eastbound Union Pacific coal train exits the Moffat Tunnel at East Portal, Colorado, on October 2, 2008. The lead locomotive is a former Chicago & North Western GE AC... (more)
Union Pacific EMD MP15DC No.1319 Ex-C&NW 1309, with yard slug S-10 rebuilt from retired Missouri Pacific SW8 No.8003.