All aboard! It's 7:52 a.m. and the first train of passengers board an Operation Lifesaver Special in the Intermountain Power Railcar Service Center Yard on May 4, 1995. The 10 car train with UP E9... (more)
What could be more 'Union Pacific' than a classic streamlined passenger train on the Overland Route? An ILACB-22 with 14 cars pulls through Weber Canyon at Devil's Slide on August 23, 1993.
August 23, 1993 was an unforgettable day when Union Pacific's trio of newly rebuilt E9s passed through Salt Lake City on their journey from Los Angeles to Council Bluffs.
With the Streamliners Event at the Transportation Museum being a huge deal and with tons of people and action for three days straight. One a very nice May afternoon UP 949 sits around with NS 4271... (more)
Friday morning of Streamliners at Spencer found UP E9 949 getting its windows cleaned next to the south end of the roundhouse. It took a lot of people working very hard to make Streamliners at Sp... (more)
No nose doors on those noses:
I'd always had a vague notion that there was 'something missing' on these units; a Railroad: Union PacificLocomotive: EMD E9(A)Location: Spencer, North Carolina, USALocomotive #: UP 949Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: May 31, 2014
Union Pacific’s recently rebuilt E9s curve through Atchison, Kansas, on April 28, 1993. The A-B-A set of cab units is headed from Paducah, Kentucky, where they were rebuilt by VMV, to Omaha.
Streamliners at Spencer
Still waiting at UP Armourdale Yard awaiting repairs to the wheels. Hard to believe 3 weeks ago this engine was shoving N&W 611 into the roundhouse for restoration in Spencer, NC.
A view from the cab, Union Pacific's E9A 949 shows only some of the crowds in attendance at the Streamliners at Spencer event.
A night display in front of the Bob Julian Roundhouse at the Streamliners at Spencer event
Although UP 5042 (SD70M) and UP 949 (E9A) are separated by 42 years of age, I imagine this scene is similar to what might have been photographed in the 1950's.