One of 3 helper sets currently in service on Beaumont Pass shoves on the rear of an under powered WB Z at Fingal.
UP 2651, 5860, & 7939 westbound with 211 cars.
Low clouds and low light at Cable as westbound Union Pacific No. 2651 and mates pull a mixed manifest to the Summit of Tehachapi Pass.
Under threatening clouds and surrounded by green hills, a nearly new 2015 Union Pacific ET44AH No. 2651 leads a mixed manifest around the Caliente Horseshoe curve. Here begins the real climbing up... (more)
UP 2651 & 6662 lead an eastbound Z train.
Storms are moving away, as is a southbound Union Pacific coal train that has just crested Logan Hill with GE ET44AC shoving as rear DPU, late in the day of July 4, 2019. Logan Hill is north of Bil... (more)
Trading distance for elevation Southern Pacific's Civil Engineer William Hood was able to take his railroad out of the Caliente Valley and over the once thought insurmountable Tehachapis. In just ... (more)
A colorful UP train heads south at Granite City.
Three former SP units waits for the next assignment at the BNSF office in Venus Texas.
A classic ex Espee Morrison Knudson SD45 rebuild rolls down the UP toward WR Tower in Granite City. Train was MCHPB 06.
UP EX SP SD40M-2 #2651 Tie-up on the helper spur at San Luis Obispo CA