Meet goes on just east of Lowden as the sunset on this humid day. Eastbound Council Bluffs to Proviso freight has 3 SD9043 for power. The train is running 2x1 DP-ed, and is still 38 miles from Cli... (more)
As storms roll east, Big MACs thunder west with the Proviso-St. Paul manifest.
This Proviso, IL, to South St. Paul, MN, manifest train is back on the move after the rear car disconnected from the train near Beaver Dam. Here the train blast under Highway A near Randolph. The ... (more)
Nearing the top of the grade on Beaumont Hill, an eastbound manifest sporting a renumbered SD9043MAC up front rounds the big curve at Nicklin on the ex-SP Sunset Route.
A recently renumbered SD90 leads UP Train MDMEW 15 across the interlocker at Birmingham. This number belonged to a SD40-2 prior to March. The fact that it was renumbered did not occur to me unti... (more)
A recently renumbered SD90 leads UP Train MDMEW 15 over the high bridge at the north end of Liberty. This number belonged to a SD40-2 prior to March. The fact that it was renumbered did not occu... (more)
A recently renumbered SD90 leads UP Train MDMEW 15 through Lawson on Main Track 2. This number belonged to a SD40-2 prior to March. The fact that it was renumbered did not occur to me until I re... (more)
UP 8258 & NS 7501 lead a westbound manifest.
Empty oil train heads back to the west for loading. The UP power ran thru Chicago on this #603. Here the train rolls west on Main #1, west of Reeseville.
Proviso, IL, to South St. Paul, MN, freight rolls thru South Beaver Dam enroute to Adams for next crew change. The dams Sub was bus this afternoon with this 1 westbound, but 3-4 eastbounds to meet... (more)
UP 3477 grinds through Hinda with the QWCEW in tow.
Union Pacific 8085 and a few other power units sit proudly in in the Provo Yard as they await their next assignment.
Early morning east of Colton finds recently renumbered SD90MAC UP 3477 leading a manifest train through the Loma Linda area on the former SP Sunset Route.
A UP SD9043Mac passes a freshly loaded BN coal train with an SD60M on the point. The grade here is 1% and has been climbing for about a mile a half from Nacco Jct.
UP 3477 leads the QWCEW around the sweeping curve as it nears Beaumont.