It is a very cold, 20 degree morning as the UP 4014 is back under steam and being prepared for the trip to Little Rock.
Hard to tell if this is 1959 or 2019. The good thing is we get to witness again what was common on the Union Pacific over 60 years ago.
A long line of Union Pacific GP-30B engines sits in storage in Yermo. The dry desert climate air in Southern California made for a good location to store lots of diesel locomotives. Photo taken ... (more)
After picking up some maintenance-of-way cars in the small yard at Kelso, UP 6936 leads an eastbound manifest up Cima Hill. The town of Kelso in the distance to the right, and beyond are the Kels... (more)
SP 8732 is in run 8 and producing lots of exhaust as it pulls an eastbound manifest train up Banning Pass. The further the train got in to San Timoteo Canyon, the better the sky became as it got ... (more)
Fellow Railpics contributor (and much younger) James Doughty watches Union Pacific 3632 pull a westbound manifest train in to Yermo yard. The UP yardmaster had no problem with us camping in our V... (more)
Southwest Portland Cement 412 idles under a pleasant winter sky in Victorville, California.
A rather grimy Santa Fe 5983 passes through Hesperia as it leads a westbound manifest train up the eastern slope of Cajon Pass
UP 2047 and UP 156 idle at the Idaho Falls diesel service.
Manned helpers UP 3395 and UP 3652 bring a long, loaded grain train into the Yermo Yard, while UP 3073 and UP 3684 wait for their next assignment.
Union Pacific Centennial 6937 is the last in a long line of stored DD40X locomotives, followed by a long line of GP-30B units. The dry California desert air made for a good location to store many... (more)
With the rails well greased, the Big Boy slowly backs around the north leg of the Van Buren wye in North Little Rock, and shows the articulation of the locomotive.
UP 4014 is making up time after a late departure from Prescott due to two manifest trains running around it.
Two westbound manifest trains wait patiently in the Texarkana yard for the UP 4014 to arrive before they can leave town. Note how most of the track has been removed in this section of the yard.
Senior Engineer Ed Dickens has the Big Boy racing towards Hope, Arkansas, the next scheduled stop on it's trip through Arkansas.