Under threatening skies UP 1995 pushes on the Union Pacific's Operation Lifesaver Special as it departs the South Saint Paul Yard on it's way to Rosemont, MN. This was the first tim... (more)
UP's contribution to the 2010 Diesel Days: UP 1995 & CNW 8701.
After a day of running through deserts, over mountain passes, and through the urban areas of cities, the locomotives of the westbound ZNPOA get a rest under a serene night sky at Berkeley, CA.
After getting skunked at Bloomington, we finally caught up with the special at Ridgley. He is coming down the I&M "Dick Lead" to bypass the construction in the background. UP crews are replacing... (more)
Topping Luzerne hill.
Customer Special heading south on the Austin Subdivision.
The UP special is on it's way south after a few hours in Global 4. Here it is seen crossing the Kankakee River in Wilmington, IL.
The CNW Heritage unit slows to a stop to drop off passengers for breakfast in De Soto, while passing the vintage MoPac caboose at the North end of town.
UP's Chicago and Northwestern heritage unit pulls the SBUDU special its last mile into the Dupo, IL, yards late in the day.
UP 1995, the CNW heritage unit, leads a southbound business train down former Gulf, Mobile & Ohio trackage in Lockport. This train is headed for St. Louis.
Today's UP special is running on schedule as it flys through the former double track at Shirley, Illinois just after a crew change in Bloomington.
STEVE SMEDLEY PHOTO
The CNW heritage unit runs down the ex-GM&O main through Lockport with a business train, not where you'd think of CNW!
Today's UP special is running a bit behind schedule as it passes under an old CNW mainline fueling "pad" at Clyman.
Shortly after beginning its downhill run at Tehachapi, UP 1995 rounds the curve just above Cable X-Over with two other EMDs and a West Colton to Fresno manifest in tow.