As the sun starts to rise on a cold January morning, UP 8100 leads the Marion, AK to Los Angeles, CA Z Train over the Cienega Creek Bridge in Vail, AZ on January 21st, 2018.
Another view at Apex, the late running Z wasted no time blasting out of Sin City. See here climbing the grades into Apex and eastward.
A late running Z hustles through Sloan with the 7 dispatcher asking "You guys gonna make Vegas?" They did. Lots of NS power on today's trains.
Grinding upgrade at Canyon on the Mojave Sub, UP 8100 leads it's train North along the Palmdale Cutoff.
5 new GE ES44AH's lead this northbound West Colton to Roseville train at Canyon as it climbs Cajon Pass.
UP 8100 leads 4 other new 8000's on this Northbound manifest as it races across the Palmdale Cutoff at Hivolt.
UP 8100 leads a unit tank car train north at Valley Jct., bound for the DFW area and beyond.
UP 8100 powers up to clear some trackage after hearing that Amtrak 6 will be 45 minutes late. It will make it to Dell before getting passed by Amtrak 6.