The Portage local, with GP20 rebuilds, sets out empty covered hoppers at the local mill before continuing east.
With the snow capped Blue Mountains in the background, this WB UP manifest is snaking through six curves in an area seldom seen, between North Powder Oregon and Telocaset.
Under threatening skies (bad news for the next day's Big Boy run), an eastward UP manifest rumbles up the grade to Wasatch. The tail end of this train is still in the flyover tunnels near Curvo... (more)
Washington's Yakima Canyon is pretty scenic and even more so while there's still some green on the hills. An empty (as they all are here) grain train crosses the Yakima River just downstream fro... (more)
Both sides of the tunnel.... Wish I could have caught the Big Boy and company here. Pretty good eats across the Interstate at Taggart's Grill.
The Great Race To Ogden is well underway and in the way is the tiny town of Carter Wyoming. About a half mile out, the town of less than 10 people is about to become the center of the railfan u... (more)
Big Boy Across the Basin: Union Pacific's Transcon 150 Special leaves Rawlins, Wyoming as it heads out across the Great Divide Basin. At the front of the train is the Union Pacific 4014 &qu... (more)
DONE!: With this word, the Transcontinental Railroad was declared completed on May 10th, 1869. One day short of 150 years later, the Union Pacific Railroad held a ceremony in Ogden, Utah to... (more)
Big Boy's Return to the Rails: Recently restored Big Boy locomotive 4014 leads the Union Pacific Transcon 150 special toward Rock Springs, Wyoming on its debut excursion.
A Bright Day for Brightline: The new passenger service Brightline nears Miami Central Station as it rolls through neighborhoods on the north side of the city. Eventually, this train will pr... (more)
Green and red wrapped bi-level commuter cars clash with the blue locomotive of a Metra UP North Line train parked in weekend storage on the lower level at the Kenosha station.
A SB CN freight rolls across the defect detector on the former SOO/WC trackage in Wheatland enroute to Chicago.
A former CNW caboose (pushing platform) sits among the tied-up yard engines at the UP's Waukegan Yard Office.
The Rapid City yard engine has tied-up early in anticipation of the July 4th holiday shut-down.
The Waukegan switch run takes the south leg of the wye at Kenosha to head out the Farm Subdivision for switching on UP Milwaukee Subdivision (former CNW New Line)