Under a clear starry night, an eastbound stack train races past the aging Southern Pacific era searchlight signals. As of Septemeber 2017 only a few gantry signals sets and normal searchlights are... (more)
The First Amtrak California Zephyr?
Well, almost. When the Western Pacific received permission to discontinue its portion of the original CZ, the Chicago – Oakland ro... (more)
UP 844 departs Cheyenne with the Frontier Days Train making the return trip to Denver. After an all day drive from Grand Junction following the ol' DRGW and driving through Rocky Mountain National... (more)
An eastbound UP manifest skirts the towering rock bluffs at Celilo, OR. In the distance across the river, a BNSF trash train pauses at Wishram, WA.
Coasting along California's beautiful Pacific Coast, the UP Business train passes me at Lone Tree Point in Rodeo. This is certainly a great spot to catch the length of the train with the coast, bu... (more)
An eastbound Union Pacific stack train is silhouetted against a setting sun at Hermosa, Wyoming, on May 10, 2007.
UP 8224 West, a stack train headed for the Port of Long Beach in California, holds on Main Two shy of the signal until an MOW crew clears the main. The crew is working on the Waxie lead switch, wh... (more)
A Union Pacific U30C, a Southern SD40-2, and a Western Pacific GP35 share the small UP servicing facility near Denver Union Station. UP and WP units were expected, but the visitor from the east wa... (more)
The Barnes Yard job rolls down the Kenton Line on the last day of summer.
A westbound stack flies through La Fox, IL.
Three Union Pacific SD50’s bring a train of coal, possibly off of the Utah Railway, over the top at Soldier Summit, Utah. It will be almost another decade until this is truly UP territory.
The Silver Bow, MT to Pocatello, ID manifest makes a brief stop in Blackfoot, Idaho for the conductor to realign the switch to the mainline before continuing its journey south on the UP Montana Su... (more)
UP 844 eases into Cozad, Nebraska for a scheduled stop on its second day of its 'Trek to Tennessee' in October 2016.
A seven-car Union Pacific Potash local trundles through amazing red rock country along the Colorado River near Moab, Utah, on February 10, 2006.
A pair of Union Pacific SD40-2’s brings a baretable train into the “sag” at Palmer Lake, Colorado. The most interesting part of this train is the presence of more)