From an altitude of 1500' in a Cessna 172, this is what UP's Marion Intermodal Railport looks like. The view is looking east towards Memphis.
Yermo, north of Barstow, is where the UPRR stored most of the DD40Xs after they retired them. This one was still in service in 1972.
Cold, cold day...These units were not running, standing very silent
Remains of a truck vs. train accident. No one injured.
Centennial 6927 leads an OME out of the portion of the Canyon still in morning shadows into brilliant sunlight as it approaches Virgilia.
Monsoon thunderstorm over Vail, Arizona and the UPs double-track Sunset Route at night.
If it weren't for those access stairs, one could amost believe that the Big Boy is performing helper duty for NYC 2933...
ex C&NW GE C44-9W was involved in a fatal accident in Clinto Iowa. Two veteran railroaders lost their lives as a result of their locomotive running into the rear of another train.
Engine on static display at the Museum of Transport in St. Louis County, MO
I don't remember the exact date but the derailment happened on the weekend that Princess Diana died
Moody Tunnel on BNSF Oregon Trunk Line in the background.
Big Boy on static display-currently displayed at Omaha's Kenefick Park.