IAIS #325 enters the UP yard in Council Bluffs with a short train of double stack cars and a single piggyback car.
UP 189 has served for 25 years, but just has a couple more years left. It is sort of working old home territory as it switches in the former Cotton Belt yard in Jonesboro.
A grubby coal service GE slips between clean, shiny local power in UP's Russellville yard. The number of local units fluctuates, but on this day there were six diesels, most in fresh paint. They... (more)
Geeps await the next call to duty in UP's little Russellville yard. That's the main running through the middle of the flock. Seems to me it would be unnerving to blow between the sitting locos a... (more)
A pair of GP38-2 is drilling the eastern end of the UP yard at Council Bluffs.
Just for a few moments, the sun finds a hole in the clouds and lights a trio of local service locomotives in UP's Russellville yard. Leading is 2252, which started life on DT&I, followed by GMTX ... (more)
Coal empties on the Van Buren Sub usually have two units up front, and a solo DPU, just like loads. Today, a single unit led the empties north past Russellville local/yard power, with two GEs in ... (more)
A switch crew moves a real tank car.
UP 1451 rests next to a Hotel at Roseville yard.
UP 8088, DPU on a northbound freight, slides at track speed between local power awaiting the call to duty in UP's tiny Russellville yard. There are 5 geeps present on this morning: 3 maroon HLCX ... (more)
A former UP CA-11 road caboose sees some more service with enclosed porches. Below famous Citadel Rock it takes a rest.
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Back in 1972 Chicago & North Western employees were allowed to own stock in the company - a great opportunity for those that took advantage, but hardly something that could happen today. The C & ... (more)
UP 5197 (SD70M) has just dropped off a grain freight in the UP Yard in Ft Collins and repositions for a run into the downtown area.
UP 2400 (SD60M) waits with four other UP units while some track work was being finished before moving through town.
Back in the days when SD60M ruled on the UP. While 6247 wears blue flags, 6179 and 6332 leave with a doublestack for Salt Lake City.