On the final stretch home from Oregon's "Pendleton Roundup," UP 844 and protection power UP 8444 (that's pretty classy, UP) exit the unusual configuration of Tie Siding, and bend west toward Hermo... (more)
On the left, merchandise by container from the west coast heads east. Through the southern bore, a potash train is picking up speed as it crests its summit off the Harriman Cutoff.
An eastbound empty grain train is about to enter the Hermosa Tunnels (twin bores) on the western slope of Sherman Hill between Laramine and Cheyenne. The actual summit is two miles to the east.
Grain loads behind six big 6-axle units pass welders working on track 3 at Tie Siding. Despite the azure sky it is still a typically windy day in the High Plains.
Coming eastbound on the old alignment (which is about 140 years old), UP 5527 bends east after coming south out of Laramie. This alignment typically sees only westbounds, to my knowledge. The en... (more)
SD70M 4831 leads a westbound manifest to Laramie.
The action on the Overland Route is busy today as SD70M 3973 kicks its westbound autoracks in gear after stopping for a quick meet with a short and fast Z train.
Eastbound freight heads the Hermosa Tunnels and Sherman Hill.
SD70M 4025 leads an eastbound manifest though Tie Siding.
A UP manifest heads up Sherman Hill