A look at what could have been...if the Rio Grande and the caboose had survived to present day. Oh well. The UP 1989 was having air problems and was set out in Colorado Springs for the day.
Not sure why the Rio Grande Heritage unit was left on the house tracks in downtown Colorado Springs today, but it was a welcome sight! More info at Railroad: Union PacificLocomotive: EMD SD70ACeLocation: Colorado Springs, Colorado, USALocomotive #: UP 1989Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: June 27, 2011
UP 1989 battles up the eastern slope of the Tehachapi's with the West Colton to Fresno, CA manifest in tow. The train is heeling to the curves located just east of the Monolith cement plant.
Ogden Union Station joined in the 2011 National Train Day festivities with slide show presentations, model train modules, mini train rides, vendors, and train equipment. Pictured from the station ... (more)
UP 1989 drags the MWCFR up the final few yards to the Summit. One of the trailing GEVO's died while climbing out of Mojave making the climb somewhat tougher.
The Rio Grande Heritage SD70ACe makes a rare appearance on UP's Denver to Salt Lake City manifest approaching Utah Railway Junction.
An officer's special from Oakland to West Colton, CA, arrives in San Luis Obispo where it will exchange crews for the second leg of its run (SLO to LA). The Rio Grande heritage unit is not one see... (more)
The Rio Grande Heritage SD70ACe awaits departure from the former D&RGW yard at Helper, Utah. This northeasterly perspective faces the Helper Canyon area of the rugged Book Cliffs, leading to the f... (more)
The Rio Grande Heritage SD70ACe leads Union Pacific's Denver, CO to Salt Lake City, UT manifest down former D&RGW rails at Gilluly, Utah.
The Rio Grande Heritage SD70ACe leads Union Pacific's Denver, CO to Salt Lake City, UT manifest through Price Canyon at Lynn, Utah.
Union Pacific's Rio Grande heritage engine leads an 11-car inspection train past the artichoke fields in Castroville. On board the southbound special is David Connell, UP’s vice president of engin... (more)