UP 688 strains to pull a cut of cars out of the North Yard for sorting.
The North Yard is busy with GEEPS sorting freight and heavies receiving fuel and sand.
UP 688 (ex Missouri Pacific GP38-2) sits in the 36th Street Yard as the A Line commuter train leaves the Rino District station.
A colorful group of engines are in the North Yard, including an Army GP9 and a GATX Geep.
The crew of UP 688 (GP38-2) gets ready to switch tracks and grab another string of cars for sorting in the North Yard.
Thanks to a strong spring storm, blizzard conditions in the UP's North Yard made sorting freight cars impossible. Two days later and the Mile High sun melted most of the nearly two feet of snow.
The UP 688 remote control unit finally starts moving again after having to wait for the 5960 to get out of its way. Even in ... (more)
UP 688 (GP38-2) has just dropped off a hopper and is ready to run the narrow alley back to the 36th Street Yard.
A couple of Geeps struggle to pull a string of freight out of the North Yard. They will spend the next 1/2 hour humping the individual cars back into the yard.
The remote control operators make sure no cars are passing by as UP 688 (GP38-2) leaves the narrow confines of an alley.
While a crewman takes a water break the remote engineer of UP 688 (GP38-2) gets clearance to begin sorting freight cars in the UP's North Yard. On this day it was a pleasant 60 degrees. The next... (more)
UP 688 sits in the North Yard waiting for orders along with a wide variety of other UP power, including two MP-15's getting serviced at the sand towers.
A sea of UP yellow is broken by a lone BNSF invader in this view of the engine terminal at North Yard.