The freshly painted "Spirit of the Union Pacific" departs the unveiling ceremony held at Sunset Station in San Antonio and will soon begin Union Pacific's Salute to the Military Tour. The locomoti... (more)
The unveiling of UP 1943 Spirit of the Union Pacific to Support our Troops at the Sunset Station near downtown San Antonio frequently called "Military City USA"
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A patched Cotton Belt and sister GP60 unit will soon be the power for the local switch job.
Patched Cotton Belt GP60 1943 leads the North Local northbound over the Kankakee River in Wilmington.
UP power line-up at Bloomington. The Cotton Belt heritage is wearing back through on this patched GP60.
A pair of Geeps, including a Cotton Belt GP60, await assignments at the south end of Bloomington Yard.
As the pair of Cotton Belts hold the siding at the south end of Pontiac, the Texas Eagle flies by on the main.
Passing the big grain elevator in Chenoa, the pair of Cotton Belts have clear sailing for the remaining 25 miles of their trip back to Bloomington.
The pair of GP60's head south out of Pontiac, preparing to take the siding up ahead to allow the southbound Texas Eagle to pass.
Heading south, the classic pair of GP60's highball through Gardner at track speed. The UP patch is starting to wear off, once again revealing 1943's original SSW lettering.
Sixth time's a charm. After failing 5 times to catch a former Cotton Belt GP60 leading the local to Pacific, MO, in good light, I finally got the shot I was looking for in downtown St. Loui... (more)
The Pacific Local starting the trip west, seen here between Rutger Street and Poplar South on TRRA rails.
The Pacific Local starts His journey west behind a patched SSW GP-60 .
Assigned to the rock job out of Racine for years now, the 1943 shows her fading patches over the classic SSW / SP paint.
Patched ex-SSW power for the rock train waits out a quiet Sunday.