It must have really been something to pace the world's largest diesel locomotive. By this time period all the high speed 8000 series SD40-2 locomotives have been returned to their normal gearing a... (more)
Union Pacific DD-40X 6905 West crosses the Mojave River bridge at sunset after leaving the Yermo yard. Soon the train will switch onto the Santa Fe at Daggett and head up Cajon Pass.
UP's hot Overland Mail West sweeps through the valleys east of the highest ridges of the Sierra Nevada, with the little town of Doyle in the distance. What a change in scenery this is compared to ... (more)
”Someday, This Will Be Mine!”
An aspiring young engineer holds onto the handrail of one of the world’s largest diesel locomotives as he poses for a portrait. In a few short hours, ... (more)
UP 6937 is the first in a long line of stored DD40s at the Union Pacific yard in Las Vegas. Taken with permission.
UP 6936 looks in very good condition compared to sister UP 6932 as they sit at the south end of Yermo Yard. Photo taken with permission.
Railfans have gathered in the tiny hamlet of Kelso California to watch DD40X 6936 do some switching in the small yard. The 6936 was back in service again earning revenue for the railroad. Cima Hil... (more)
UP DDa40X 6905 is stopped briefly at the SF San Bernardino yard with the Supervan train. The 6905 was just pulled out of long time storage and put back into service. The year 1984 was a great time... (more)
A Union Pacific officer special rolls along the Sacramento River on a summer afternoon. In 1997, the railroad was washed away here by floodwaters.
An inspection special rolls south on the Shasta Route.
UP 6936 leads a directors special thru Mount Pleasant, WI in May of 2008.
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.
COLORES WY Oct 19 1977 -- DDA40X 6937 leads a mixed freight on Sherman Hill. I labeled the slide Colores but am open to corrections.
UP morning eastbound hot pig train out of Los Angeles has just topped over the summit of Cajon Pass and is starting the descent of the east side of the pass.
A night photo of DD40X 6938 on display at the UP Jenks shops from a different angle and perspective.