The UP needed some heavy muscle to pull this long train of Vestas wind mill turbine parts.
Encina Hill in eastern Oregon is one of this railfans favorite locations. Resembling Tehachapi in many ways the twisting 2.2% climb out of the Snake River Valley is spectacular. In this view a hea... (more)
Rebuild from a straight GP40 this unit came to UP from D&RGW and SP. Still looking good.
After years of watching these things on every UP train on Cajon Pass I can hardly believe I am glad to see them getting a new lease on life.
A heavy Wyoming Soda Train ascends the Pritchard Creek Horseshoe. A 2.2% Grade and Curvature test heavy westbound unit trains. This train 2x5x1, Eight massive AC locomotives make a mechanical symp... (more)
Kyune.... The "S" curves at Kyune are the site of a center siding and the former site of a "Y" used to turn back helpers in the Steam Era. When trains were lighter and before D... (more)
CSXT Freight Train Q612 makes their way Northbound as they pass by Control Point Coosa Street in Montgomery, AL. About to switch over to the CSXT A&WP Sub
The sun was just coming off the northeastern horizon when I first made out the distant silhouette of a train through my binoculars, having just began the descent from Grass Lake. At that point, Mo... (more)
The harsh morning sun is rising quickly as a late 203 tumbles southbound with a couple western travelers leading the way.
UP 2532 rebuilt from an IC GP40.
A late afternoon at Gothenburg finds this grain train sitting in the elevator track, with the appearance of being ready for departure.
UP 459 with fuel tank removed awaits final disposition on Colorado & Eastern property in the 1980s.
An empty westbound coal train cruises along the triple track just east of North Platte, paralleling a sparsely-trafficked Route 30.
UP 8210 and UP 4627 leads a westbound stack train around the curve near Rutledge, Missouri on BNSF's former ATSF's Marceline Subdivisionon this beautiful fall 55 degree day. This train is running ... (more)
UP 6418 leads a NS manifest east along Norfolk Southern's Chicago District and through the curve in Hobart, IN.