Even with a combined 5,300 horsepower, UPY 681 (GP15-1) and UP 2278 (SD60M) strain to pull a string of freight cars out of the 36th Street Yard.
Pushing through a sea of high weeds and thorned mesquite, an outbound train of wheat and sand slowly creeps down the main track.
Baby tunnel motor UPY 577 (GP15-1) takes a freight into the south entrance of the 36th Street Yard
After installing new draft gear in the front of UPY 697, a machinist wrestles a new coupler in place at Union Pacific’s Kansas City Locomotive Facility in K.C., Missouri, on October 21, 2013.
A pair of Utah Central Railway GP15-1s switch the Cargill Flour Milling Spur along G-Avenue at 25th Street in Ogden.
The UP power that is often assigned to the 36th Street Yard tends to be reliable but older units like UPY 577 (GP15-1 built in 1976) and UP 1343 (GP40-2 built in 1974).
Guillermo Sanchez © 2014
UP #614 leads a 2 car local consisting of grain cars past Stockton on 4/5/14
A couple of baby tunnel motors work the 36th Street Yard
A crew has just brought a SD60M 'Cyclops' into the yard while two Geeps shuffle strings of freight cars.
The flashing beacon on the cab is an indicator that UPY 586 is being operated remotely.
Pan Am switcher ED-2 switches out South Deerfield, Massachusetts. You can also see a new switch next to the rail line.
Looking resplendent in fresh paint, a GP15-1 awaits a call to serve on Monday's Fourth South Switcher.
UPY 625 (GP15-1) holds the siding as BNSF 1700 (SD40-2) leads a sting of freight cars through UP's 36th Street Yard