The profile is classic USRA but that fat stack says Union Pacific. Some 625 light 2-8-2’s were turned out for American railroads under control of the United States Railroad Administration during W... (more)
UP track inspector Frank Gonzales gives photographer Belmont a friendly wave as he goes about his job of keeping the Lynndyl Subdivision safe for trains on Feb. 24, 2015.
An interesting lash up of engines lead UP's hot ZLAAH east through Erda on Feb. 24, 2015. The NS 2564 is an EMD SD70, built for Conrail in Sept. 1998.
With the Oquirrh Mountains in the background, Union Pacific's KLBG2X stacker rambles east through Erda with the Chicago & North Western Heritage engine in the lead.
The Western Pacific Heritage engine heads past the 'Pillow Rocks' as it heads East.
Who else but Union Pacific could routinely muster 15,750-hp on the head end, and do it with only three units? On March 19, 1966, 8,500-hp turbine 19, a 2250-hp GP30, and a 5,000-hp DD35B are past... (more)
Wyoming’s ever-present wind drags Union Pacific 28’s exhaust across the prairie east of Laramie as the 8500-hp turbine single-handedly muscles a drag up the approach to Sherman Hill, March 19, 196... (more)
On April 8, 1966, a matched set of GP30s and GP30Bs sweep under the north-south runway at Denver’s Stapleton Airport with the KCLAX, UP’s Kansas City-Los Angeles hotshot. The train has been runnin... (more)
Looking like a diesel with a jawbone or tooth ache, in its final years UP Alco PA 605 wore a cast pilot from a 4-8-4. There is probably a story what happened to its original pilot, but it didn’t ... (more)
Upon entering Nebraska out of Iowa it's practically impossible to miss this Centennial and the massive UP Bigboy that sit high up on the bluff in Kenefick Park overlooking Interstate 80.
The West Colton to Tucson manifest works up San Timoteo Canyon as it passes the old location of Ordway.
Cold air blower "Air Forced One" on a Hi-Railer of the Union Pacific in Phippsburg, Co. The equipment from RPM Tech from Canada is used to blow away snow and ice. From the RPM website: T... (more)
Looking as it should, at least once did. UP 1445 former DRGW 3129 rests in Colorado Springs currently attached to local duties around town. by far the best looking DRGW left at the time, sadly thi... (more)
A shiny new GE ES44AH, assigned to a CWTNO9-11 coal train, pauses for a recrew at Union Pacific's North Yard in Salt Lake City.
Slow orders on account of major signal work allows me to get a broadside shot of 8989. Maybe it's all that hood extending beyond the radiators, but the latest SD70s look a mile long to me.