After the work train is in the yard, the power is cut-off and the conductor guides the units into a spur where they will be stashed for the night. That GP15-1 trailing is a former FRISCO unit, bac... (more)
As the evening lingers on, UP 8239 quietly chants away at the end of CNATH9 14, awaiting the call that will send her, and her train east.
Well, this was worth the wait. After waiting for about 20 minutes, AASAM showed up, running around the track work, with a former Con in the lead. Canon 350D, 75-300mm.
UP's olympic torch unit, the 2002, and two other SD70M bretheren wait by the yard tower in Dupo for the crew to arrive. This is the power for UP IDUSE 26. The 2002 is just as hard to catch as any ... (more)
Respondek Railroad Corp. locomotives at the Melvin Price Support Center with steel cars for Granite City Steel. I'd like to thank Mr. Respondek for making this shot possible, and the oppurtunity t... (more)
Strange Bedfellows: A KCS slug set sits MUed to EMLX 8551, one of the Ex. UP SD90MAC-H II's. Interesting to see these two sharing space in the engine facility, much less MUed together. Canon 350D,... (more)
This poor hostler has to be his own engineer and brakeman.
UP ballast train WBTIMB 28, headed for Iron Mountain, MO, swings off the MacArthur Bridge and onto the south approach that will carry it into Lesperance St. Yard.
With engineer Spiv at the helm, this sterling grain train swings off th I&M and back onto UP trackage at the still manned Ridgely Tower. Canon 350D.
With a trio of B39's, the Schnieder train accelerates north across Wood River while heading for a meet with MKCES just outside of Godfrey. Canon 350D.
Fixing a minor rail defect at night is quite a show, here a UP MOW worker grinds down the fresh steel to rail head-level. This type of operation causes many small fires in the process.
Two UP GP38's and a former Belt Rwy. leaser bring the 12th Street transfer down the elevated Lesperance Street Yard lead underneath the MacArthur Bridge complex. Canon 350D.
A former SP tunnel motor leads this UP pig train as it snakes under the Poplar Street Bridge in the heart of the ghetto. Canon 350D, 28-80mm.
The TCW waits patiently at Robert St. for CP job H24 to clear Robert St. with cars for the UP at State St. TCW will then head to Western Ave to pick up cars from the UP. Taken while off duty, wear... (more)
Power rests by the UP's Lesperance Street Yard tower on a windy night. The winds were a precursor to the devastating severe weather that would follow. Canon 350D, 28-80mm. f/4 @ 6 sec.