The North Yard in Denver offers a unique advantage point to photograph and video yard operations of the Union Pacific. The adjacent elevated viaduct has no fences to obstruct the view and the yar... (more)
The evening California Zephyr arrives to find a BNSF traffic jam heading into the Denver Yard. After pulling into the yard the engines got sorted out and the Zephyr backed into Denver's Union Sta... (more)
BNSF 1812 (SD40-2) gets a traction motor looked at while sitting in the engine servicing yard.
This is probably the most engines I have seen in the UP’s North Yard for about two years. I count 47 engines, and least 9 different types from the number boards that can be seen. Included are UP... (more)
Two visitors from the north (Canadian Pacific and Canadian National) occupy the engine servicing yard along with a former Burlington Northern SD40-2.
A few years ago it was not uncommon to see 3 or 4 MP15 engines working the UP's North and 36th Street Yards. Now they are gone, with GP15-1's (ex-Missouri Pacific engines) doing most of the sortin... (more)
UP 703, a former Missouri Pacific GP38-2, pulls a cut of cars out of the 36th Street Yard for sorting.
UP 2582 (ET44AH) brings a long freight into the north end of the 36th Street Yard in Denver.
BNSF 6080 (ES44AC) and mate get repositioned for service in the BNSF engine facility in Denver. Notice two out of town visitors (NS Pony and CSX) in the yard and sharp eyed foamers might also spo... (more)
UP 8552 (SD70ACe) sits next to UP 1425 (ex Southern Pacific GP40) as it gets serviced at the North Yard in Denver.
UP 9314 (C40-8) visits the BNSF engine servicing facility and catches the California Zephyr leaving Denver's Union Station for California.
It's a busy day in the UP's North Yard as engines are coming and going.
UPY 681 (GP15-1) works the 36th Street Yard in Denver while UP 695 works the adjacent intermodal facility
While the tracks used by the Denver Rock Island Railroad are old, and perhaps not what you might call 'class I' quality, they do their job just fine.
The Denver Rock Island Railroad has been working these tracks since 2005 when the DRIR acquired the Stock Yard Lead from the Union Pacific Railroad. Although still functional, the tracks in this a... (more)