Heading down the Palmdale Cutoff near Dike, UP 8812 leads this MRVWC south in the late morning.
Dropping downgrade between Serrano and Chorro, UP 8812 snakes its southbound auto train through the twists and turns of Cuesta Pass.
With its crew change complete, UP 8812 south is back on the move as it departs San Luis Obispo. Passing the remains of the once bustling, Southern Pacific yard at the southern end of town, the fou... (more)
With a fresh crew onboard, UP 8812 prepares to depart San Luis Obispo for its trip down the coast. Peeking out from behind the trees in the background, the Southern Pacific's original steam-era wa... (more)
Cuesta's Second Horseshoe Curve. Little known to many, Cuesta Pass includes two horseshoe curves. The first is the more photogenic and photographed Goldtree Horseshoe Curve located between ... (more)
Dropping downgrade out of Tunnel 11, UP 8812 leads an El Paso, Texas bound empty autorack closer to the end of its trek over Cuesta Pass and into North Chorro as it slows to a crawl. The train wil... (more)
UP's hotshot Z train from Global 2 to Oakland makes easy work of the one-percent uphill grade through Hirschdale on the East slope of Donner Pass.