Moving up hill at a rapid pace, todays Q612 flies through Notasulga with a GEVO desperately needing a new flag decal.
UP 5484 heads into the setting sun on the point of the westbound (northbound) LATC to Lathrop, CA Z train. Soon the ZLCLT will cross the Tehachapi creek at Rowen.
Now up to track speed the ZBRLC 9, lead by UP 5484 climbs out of Mojave & past Fleta. A unit coal train bound for Trona can be seen in the distance. UP 1989 is running 3rd back.
UP 5484 drops the ZBRLC 9 down out of the Tehachapi's & into Mojave, as seen from Arroyo Ave just north of town. UP 1989 (D&RGW Heritage) is 3rd out in the consist.
Cruising downgrade along the Weber River, Union Pacific's North Platte, NE to Oakland, CA Z train approaches the narrows at Devil's Slide, Utah.
Twilight descends upon an eastbound stack train as the darkness of the valley stretches to meet the peaks, and the shadows rake the hills.
Time is short for this day, as an eastbound Union Pacific stack train rolls through a valley created by the Powder River.
Trying a different perspective with another famous location in the FRC. While waiting on this rock on the edge of the river I spotted a trout that had to be at least 15" long....with the amount of... (more)
UP 5484 west passes through Coal City.
UP 5484 heads west through Mazon.
Passing over Hempstead Rd.
UP Yellow Belly 5484..........Time out