Union Pacific GE ES44AC No. 5340 leads an eastbound stack train through the curves at Hermosa, Wyoming, while climbing the grades of Sherman Hill on May 28, 2009.
An eastbound loaded coal train has a set of C&NW locomotives for power. Note the GP50 second in consist. During the early 1990s the motive power short C&NW would utilize their GP50s has extra powe... (more)
CNW 8509 lifts a loaded coal train out of the Powder River Coal Basin in May of 1991.
Due to their dual cab signal equipment that allowed certain units to lead in UP cab signal territory, CNW power was frequently seen on the point of UP trains. Such is the case with Portland to Can... (more)
The comparatively minor C&NW merger with its resulting disruptions should have been an ominous warning. Then came the SP merger and things went into a tailspin for a long time. A Saturday originat... (more)
A westbound Burlington Northern Santa Fe coal empty passes through scenic Wendover Canyon near Cassa, Wyoming, on July 9, 1999. When the orange MACs were new, they didn’t look too bad!
The DPUs of an empty Union Pacific empty coal train pass by south of Bill, Wyoming, on May 29, 2009. The head end of the train passed while the sun was right on the horizon, and by the time the re... (more)
An empty Union Pacific coal train heads for Bill, Wyoming, at the end of a beautiful day in Powder River Basin as the sun is about to set on May 29, 2009.
Union Pacific Challenger 3985 steams into Laramie with the excursion from Denver. There had been snow both in Cheyenne and on Sherman Hill.
Union Pacific Challenger 3985 sits on a curve after having done a photo runby at Perkins on Sherman Hill. The October snow for the excursion to Laramie was a nice bonus.
Union Pacific Challenger 3985 hustles through the snowfall while running light to Speer. The locomotive is to take over the excursion to Laramie that has been brought up from Denver by EMD DD40X C... (more)
GP9 1365 is lettered for Allied Chemical's plant in Green River, WY as it sits dead in the Cheyenne yard. The GP9 had been originally delivered to The Milwaukee Road.
Snow is falling on Saturday morning as Challenger 3985 is readied for an excursion from Denver to Laramie and return.
One of the Union Pacific custom-built EMD DD40X units leads two other UP and an SP unit on a westbound freight up Sherman Hill. Grey skies foretell a snowstorm that will occur after dark.
Union Pacific Challenger 3985 sits next to the shop buildings on the day before an excursion to Laramie, WY and return.