UP 5577 & 6177 lead westbound empties on the Kearney Subdivision.
BNSF Tier 4 unit 3944 and lease unit CREX 1411 lead an oil train stopped at South Seattle waiting for clearance to continue north. A large thunderstorm in the background continues to intensify nea... (more)
An Iowa Interstate gevo was an unexpected surprise on UP's North Yard to North Platte manifest, seen here nearing the top of their climb at Speer Junction, just outside Cheyenne, Wyoming.
UP's North Yard (Denver) to North Platte manifest makes its way north through Eaton, Colorado, on a hot June afternoon. There's nothing different about the train, with the exception of a midwester... (more)
UP 5566 & 6803 power westbound empties.
Westbound Stack train has just crossed the Snake River from Idaho into Oregon heading towards Huntington, OR.
The DPU of a UP coal train begins its downhill roll at Logan Hill after just finishing its brutal climb. In the distance a LORAM rail grinder starts their journey, and will eventually make its way... (more)
UP 6616 rumbles up Logan Hill with loaded coal for Fremont, NE on a picture perfect day in Coal Country.
Three GEs power a westbound empty coal train.
In December 2015 I partook in a southwestern US roadtrip. Here a westbound manifest soldiers through the never at Julesburg under the original, 1920's-era hooded searchlights. These may look like ... (more)
Southbound Utah Railway coal train with run-thru UP junk. We were a week late to nab this train before they switched over to UP power.
Two Union Pacific coal trains march over Logan Hill north of Bill in Wyoming’s Powder River Basin on June 13, 2014. The coal silos in the background belong to Antelope Mine near Converse Junction.
UP 5780, 6571, & 4729 power a westbound stack train.
A pair of Union Pacific AC motors lead a loaded coal train into the siding at Crescent while a track guy worked on the main. The train would soon meet Amtrak #5 at Plain.
The UP MPRPB eases it's way diagonally across the horizon at 142.3 with an MP15AC, lettered for NREX, third out in the consist.