SP’s Train 2 “Sunset Limited” leaves Houston, Texas headed to Louisiana and final terminal New Orleans. FP7 6453 is assisted by a SDP45.
Five Alco DL-630s, just a few months old and all with cab doors open, indicate Union Pacific mechanics and electricians were hurriedly pacing through the consecutive numbered units at Council Bluf... (more)
UP 752 West with two DD35’s gallops across rural Kansas near Aikins headed for North Platte, Nebr. on bleak Jan. 15, 1966. .
A UP GP30 with two cabless Geeps gets Extra 839 West rolling out of Topeka, Kansas on May 15, 1965.
UP’s Extra 723 with two GP30s and empty cattle cars is blue-flagged for inspection at Council Bluffs, Iowa on May 8, 1965.
Fortunately for UP 705 East climbing Cajon summit, many of its cars were empty such as these livestock cars on Aug. 31, 1974.
Four GP30s and a GP35 yank Union Pacific tonnage up Cajon Pass near Alray, Calif. late in the day Aug. 31, 1974 on AT&SF-owned tracks.
SP’s Train 12 “Cascade” left Eugene, Oregon five minutes ago before it picked up train orders at Burma where new CTC signals were being installed. It’s now 6:20 a.m. and the Alco PA’s h... (more)
Three Alco PA’s rush SP’s first section of Train 11, “Cascade,” past Canby where it met Extra 5349 in the siding, 25 miles out of Portland, Ore., on April 11, 1964. Tomorrow the train wil... (more)
Ooof! That thing is heavy. UP Alco S4 switcher 1181 drags an EMD DD35B around the diesel shop at Kansas City, Kansas July 11, 1965.
Two SD7’s took a break from their hump duties at Union Pacific’s Bailey Yard at North Platte, Nebr. after the country’s largest yard had been opened not very long on March 21, 1969.
UP’s subsidiary Spokane International’s Alco RS-1 with the funky additional headlight was assigned to yard duties at Topeka, Kansas and was shut down on its Sunday rest day behind the station,... (more)
SP’s Extra 6356 West descends the Cascades in northern California at Small, headed for Dunsmuir, on March 18, 1964. The F unit had already lost its nose herald.
SP’s German K-M hydraulic 9002 basks in the sun at Sacramento, Calif. but don’t be deceived in thinking the K-M’s had 4-wheel trucks. A low tie-rod or truck component creates a shadow that ... (more)
UP’s northward local out of Las Vegas with 2 GP35’s nears Dry Lake, Nevada as a cab-hop on Oct. 12, 1974. Ironically-named Dry Lake was the location of UP’s ample water supply for drenchin... (more)