UP work train rumbles out of Vegas passing local power in Arden yard. This is from the new Cactus Ave overpass.
A major surprise on this day for railfans along the CSX W&A Subdivision, as Union Pacific heritage unit "The Katy" leads an Ethanol Train southbound along its historic route.
The Union Pacific heritage unit "The Katy" proudly leads a Southbound Ethanol Train down the CSX W&A Sub on a cool winter afternoon.
The oilcans struggle up the Cuesta grade and will eventually stall out, requiring assistance from the SLO based helpers. Searchlights still protect a few spots on this pass.
DD35A 83 is still climbing March 19, 1966, at it leans to the curve at the east end of Hermosa and begins the approach to the twin bores at Hermosa Tunnel and the summit of Sherman Hill. Together ... (more)
You had to stand at trackside to get the full effect: Union Pacific’s final class of turbines, the 8500-hp Class 23 and 24 Big Blows, were BIG, almost 166 feet long overall, 16 feet tall. And loud... (more)
Probably one of the least likely candidates for a switch engine works the afternoon shift at Provo Yard in August of 1977.
This was a treat for the eyes and ears - 3 former Southern Pacific MP15's working the 36th Street Yard, shuffling freight cars at sunset. UPY 1443 and 1484 are MP15AC's and UPY 1295 is a MP15DC.
An empty potash train comprised entirely of salmon-colored Potash Corp. hoppers makes its way north across the Rathdrum Prairie late on a spring afternoon. led by a UP SD9043MAC and a CP AC4400CW.
UP 8725 idles on main one as a speedy eastbound manifest passes on main three during a cool, gnat-filled summer night.
A UP stack train hustles through the desert landscape near Jean.
Double stacks bound for LA stretch above an Army Reserve complexe in Sloan, just south of Vegas. What deceptively looks like a remote desert outpost is only a short trip to the Strip.
A single DPU helps shove a short manifest (of about 30-40 cars) through Sloan. This was the 2nd train I saw all day in Vegas.
Five motors (and a DPU out of sight) lug about 40 cars or so of this eastbound through Sloan and then into Las Vegas Valley.
A stack train claws towards the top of the hill at Erie on a warm and relatively windy day in the deserts south of Las Vegas.