A UP special of windmill hubs and turbines makes its way to Denver. With the many cuts the windmill industry is experiencing, this may become a rare sight in the not-so-distant future.
The DPU on this coal load rolls down the grade trying to hold back this heavy train down the mountain with dynamics and train brakes at Crescent. The smoke from the train is from the brake shoes o... (more)
Drifting downgrade near Ordway, this westbound general freight with 7 head end units decends the grade through San Timoteo Canyon.
The ILBOA, led by Union Pacific 5958 makes a rare appearance along the Cal-P Corridor as it comes racing through Davis, California. Normally this train passes through Davis during the night, but l... (more)
An eastbound Union Pacific coal load descends through the horseshoe curve encircling the mouth of Coal Creek Canyon at mile 22.6 west of Clay, Colorado, on October 22, 2012. On the point is GE AC4... (more)
UP5874 and 6 other locomotives slug it out on the climb for Solider Summit. This mountain desert has originated countless trains much like this one. To witness it, never gets old!
Spring snow at East Portal: On a snowy March 24, 2007, a Union Pacific coal train approaches the Moffat Tunnel at East Portal, Colorado. I’d tell you the road number of this AC4400CW, if I knew it... (more)
A UP stack train heads east for Dallas,TX as it passes beneath the famed Cienega Creek bridge east of Vail,AZ on 11/23/12. The tree's leaves in the creek bottom are finally starting to turn, even ... (more)
UP 5734 leads an unusual GE-EMD-GE-EMD lash-up on a Westbound coal empty in the siding at Rollinsville
Q425 (West Springfield, MA - Selkirk, NY) freight begins its trip west in near whiteout conditions.
The lead GE spews exhaust as it works hard up Arlington Hill with a westbound empty coal train not long after sunrise.
A Union Pacific coal train traverses Little Gore Canyon west of Azure, Colorado, on November 7, 2012. The train is passing through short 63-foot Tunnel 40 and approaching Tunnel 39, while the midd... (more)
A Union Pacific coal train is approaching Azure, Colorado, on November 7, 2012. The DPU of the train has just exited 294-foot Tunnel 39 and is leaving the confines of Little Gore Canyon.
For a while, the UP ran a M-RVHK tain over the Oregon Trunk to relieve congestion that they were experiencing on their own line.