Driving westbound into the late afternoon sun, auto racks come off the Harriman Cutoff, while in the distance, an eastbound stack train builds up steam for the final push over Sherman Hill.
The UP 844 (and SD70ACe helper 8444) and the Wyoming wind put on an impressive show as the classy steamer approaches Laramie as it heads back home after a trip to Oregon. Probably nearly every UP... (more)
Working uphill on the 110-year-old "new" route over Sherman Hill, which is at this point about 2-3 miles south of the original line.
The moon is coming up in the east, while another train works its way up toward the highest point on the Overland Route.
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.
A manifest rumbles past the small Essex Yard and the Izaak Walton Inn with a rather eclectic lashup, including and SD45-B and an upgraded geep in a GP30 carbody.
Approaching Castle Rock, climbing out of the Denver basin, BNSF 9241 and a SD70MAC manage to outpace a snowstorm.
Approaching Castle Rock, a pair of BNSF units aim toward the distinctive hill formation for which the town is named.
Easing down through Tehachapi Loop, four of BNSF's schemes do the front-end work.
Pushing through the lush corn forests of western Iowa.
UP 5798 provides the push for eastbound coal, as this train hits the high-speed movable frogs east of Grand Mound.
The 8th or 9th eastbound of the afternoon. Number of westbounds heading into the afternoon sun? Zero.
A beautiful new paint job on the ex-CN FP9(A) in Boone & Scenic Valley's C&NW-inspired livery.