The UP Gila Sub is the ex-Southern Pacific Sunset Route that runs 255 miles from Yuma, AZ, to Tuscon, AZ. When I found out of a possible signal replacements coming this summer, I made plans to go ... (more)
A stack train from southern California for Salt Lake City and beyond climbs the grade at remote Tintic Jct., UT on its way north.
A UP MAC and a GE head into North Platte, nearing the end of their trip at Bailey Yard.
A UP manifest train winds its way toward the setting sun through the pastoral western Iowa countryside. The second locomotive is a GE C40-8 (UP 9216) which has been a rare sight the past three ye... (more)
As the Saint Paul skyline looks on, three SD9043MACs lead a UP train across the Robert Street lift bridge, with the "Great River" providing a nice reflection.
With a portion of the Saint Paul skyline visible in the distance, three SD9043MACs arrive at South Saint Paul with a manifest. Some other power looks on, including a three-window SD60M.
A Union Pacific train led by a trio of SD9043MACs tip-toes across the Robert Street Lift Bridge in beautiful downtown St. Paul.
Since the Union Pacific removed most SD9043MAC units from coal trains, they have had a strong presence in mainline freight service. Here three examples lead UP's West Colton, CA to North Platte, N... (more)
Cruising on up to track speed, Union Pacific's West Colton, CA to Salt Lake City, UT manifest takes a spin on former D&RGW rails at Pipemill, Utah. At left is the barren site of the Geneva Steel m... (more)
A pair of UP SD9043MACs handles this west bound manifest, one leading and one in DPU mode. The train is seen as it rumbles through Superior, Wyoming.
Westbound autorack train rolls past Union Station in Kansas City and is about to start onto the river bridge across the Kansas River and is real close to crossing the stateline from Missouri into ... (more)