Union Pacific 1495's head light cuts through the blizzard like conditions in Altoona, Wisconsin. The yard job can also be seen working.
Looking more like N&W than C&NW with their long hoods facing outward, CNW 894, an SD40, and 2 of CNW's 7 U30Cs await their next assignment at the Altoona, WI engine facility on a crisp January 197... (more)
Unused codeline poles and wires reflect in a mud puddle from the recent rains as a Union Pacific freight pulls along the ex-CNW depot in Altoona, Wisconsin where a crew change will soon be made. T... (more)
Torrential rains continue to fall during the night as severe weather passes across western Wisconsin. The heavy rain floods in through the top of the locomotives causing heavy steam to rise from t... (more)
Union Pacific heritage unit UP 1996 dressed in Southern Pacific colors streaks through the Wisconsin woods as they go east towards Altoona.
Heavy falling snow covers Altoona, Wisconsin as a deer skull looks at me through the snow.
A Union Pacific logo adorns the stack of a piece of MOW equipment that planes the top of a railroad tie for the tie plate to sit. Photo taken in Altoona, WI.
A Union Pacific MOW work hammers in an alignment pin to align the rail joint for the new bolt in Altoona, Wisconsin.
A traveling Union Pacific track gang spent a couple of months in Western Wisconsin installing new welded rail on the Altoona Subdivision and Wyeville Subdivision. Photo taken in Altoona, WI.
The bartender reaches into the cooler for a cold one at the "400" Club in Altoona, Wisconsin which was named after the famous Chicago and Northwestern passenger train that used to pass right by th... (more)
A close lightning strike flashes above the Union Pacific depot in Altoona, Wisconsin as yard power hunkers down in the yard waiting out the thunderstorm's heavy rains and wind bursts.
The lights of the Altoona yard eerily light a set of locomotives from the very dark night that covers the rest of the yard. The EOT can be seen at the other end of the yard from a departing train.
A Union Pacific MOW worker cuts a piece of stick rail just outside the Altoona yard so that the new welded rail can be spliced in for the night before work resumes again the next day.
An almost abstract view of the number boards glowing in the night from an Union Pacific SD70M.
The Altoona local has just made it back to the yard as a severe thunderstorm comes in from the west.