Descending on the old south track in Cajon Pass, the Rio Grande heritage unit passes Stein's Hill and approaches SR 138 in the late afternoon sunlight.
Storm clouds are gathering high above the mountains as more coal slowly heads downgrade toward Denver.
Union Pacific Challenger 3985 sits inside the UP Steam Shop with her smokebox door opened, giving a rare view of the inside of her smokebox.
A look inside UP's operational Rotary snowplow in the Cheyenne Roundhouse.
On this date, it is not too common to see 3 ex-Rio Grande locomotives still working together. The other 2 numbers are UP 1350 & 1445.
UP #4012 basks in the sunshine on display at Steamtown National Historic Park. A new perspective taken at 180 mm.
Holy smoke! The UP Operation Lifesaver Train is halted in Chippewa Falls, Wis. as the crew works to extinguish the fire on 949.
A meet of epic proportions! BNSF 5427 meets UP 844 and SP 4449 with the steam spectacular. And yes, the rumors are true, I did use a step ladder to take this picture. Almost got blown over in th... (more)
The lead unit of a derailed SB UP train. The 3 crew members reportedly rode the trip out with minimal injuries. Reported to have derailed, then collided with a NB UP, before going down the emba... (more)
The Big Ten Curve in late afternoon with a train occupying the entire 270 degrees. The head of the train is exiting westbound while the rear has just exited the Little Ten and is starting into Big... (more)
UP 7605 the new GE Evolution series locomotive passes the remains of a water tower used first for steam locomotives and last for the west bound pig train on it's way to Long Beach
High winds led to several snow drifts across the rails along the Front Range. The Rio Grande Heritage Unit leads the Ski Train through one such drift.
This was the first time that the Rio Grande heritage unit led the Ski Train. Wind chill was well below zero, with high winds and fresh snow.
The UP E units cross the Joso bridge into Washington with a railtour.
Cab shot of UP GEVO.