Espee heritage on the hill. UP 1996 leads its 3 car OLS special out of the west portal of the "big hole" (tunnel 41) just east of Norden.
UP 1996 ready to depart Roseville after it's crew change... but wait, UP 1996 needs to pick up UP 1983 before it can depart.
UP 1996 emerges from the unique portal of Tunnel 35 at Yub Gap. The old 2nd main line can be seen curving off to the left just before the Tunnel portal.
UP 1996 pulls into Roseville, CA with the SCBFR 17, passing a string of old SP MoW tank cars as it pulls into the yard.
With a thick layer of clouds at its back, UP 1996 drops it's special down the hill & through Auburn.
UP 1996 blasts out of the Big Hole at Norden with its 3 car special heading for Fresno, CA. The consist includes UP 1996, UPP 5483, UPP 7015, & UPP 114.
UP 1996 pauses with a deadhead three-car special bound for Fresno at Roseville Yard.