After cresting at Erie, 8445 west now starts rolling downhill at Jean. The train is stretching across the desert along side Las Vegas Blvd.
UP 8445 helps haul M-ROWC out of Las Vegas valley winding around the mountains on the south side of sin city above the community of Sloan.
Three EMD's haul the M-ROWC through the twisting route through Sloan a small community on the southern outskirts of Las Vegas. There were also two DPU's on the bottom. This was my first catch in V... (more)
Engineer Pat Kinney has this ACe in notch 8 as the lone unit crests the grade out of Battle Creek dragging 251 kicking and screaming. At 8,138 Tons, 10,284 feet, 251 is down to 12mph.
Close-up of EMD HCTR truck.
The now-classic "waving flag" on the flanks of all new UP diesels.
The rear of UP ACE 8445 as the locomotive waits at CP Browder for a clear signal.