Pilot, Nevada is the second siding in Nevada west of the Utah/Nevada state line on the Union Pacific Shafter sub. It is on the westward climb to Silver Zone Pass and is also the site of a large li... (more)
Union Pacific's three times a week Dirt Train Local, LUH45-8, is seen here leaving the Sunnyside Sub. and entering the main line Green River Sub at Mounds, Utah. The train is 12 empty cars, many w... (more)
The well known "Dirt Train Local" has spotted its inbound loads out of sight in the background and is now putting together its outbound train of empties. The SD40N #1595 is seen here backing up th... (more)
The local yard job begins their day as the ROGWD-14 creeps up the main. This previously retired snoot-nosed locomotive has been brought back to life as an SD40N, sporting a new coat of UP Armour Y... (more)
The Apex Local returns through Garnet on this August evening.
Union Pacific Railroad train M BNAS (manifest Bloomington-Alton Southern) blasts down the mainline of the former Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railroad, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013.
Remote control power and its engineer stroll through the departure yard throat with a pair of recently rebuilt SD40Ns. Unit #1665 was originally purchased by the Missouri Pacific while the #1703... (more)
Atlanta Fire Department's Pierce Sabre Engine 28 has just been washed and detailed by firefighter Kyle Combs, as Union Pacific train M ASBN blasts across Vine Street in the central Illinois town l... (more)
The sun drops behind the clouds as the crew from Union Pacific train M ASBN prepares to meet and inspect Amtrak train 307 at McLean, Illinois on the former Alton Route.
Steve Smedley photo
Near Kingsburg in California's San Joaquin Valley, a Union Pacific local with a rebuilt SD40-2 on the point works an industrial spur off the former SP Fresno Line.
It doesn't take much imagination to think this shot is from the 1980's what with those 3 matched and gleaming SD40N's. But, those blue ECDC hazardous material containers spoil the 1980's look. Thi... (more)
While 2 SD40N's work the yard, some SD60M's (on the far left) prepare to lead a train east.