Southbound freight works down the Spineline towards Nevada and onto Des Moines. The CNW 8701 was to end up as the UP 9805 with the UP merger, but somehow this unit and the 8646 have stayed CNW int... (more)
After the UP swallowed up the CNW and SP the consists started getting pretty wild towards the end of the 90's. An eastbound freight on the Clinton Sub is sporting alot of merger stuff as they pass... (more)
Back in 1996 the UP was about a year into the CNW acquisition. The mainline thru Iowa still seen numerous trains with CNW power at the helm. Here an eastbound APL stacker blast left handed running... (more)
For awhile the UP had the 3 Rio Grande GP60's running together on the Denver to Pueblo trains over the Joint Line. Here the trio make their way south towards Pueblo somewhere north of Palmer Lake.... (more)
UP 3897 leads a southbound rack train over the Big Muddy River near Wolf Lake, Illinois on UP's Chester Subdivision.
Locomotives: UP 3897 & 5369
UP 7994 leads a southbound stacktrain under a Missouri Pacific style signal bridge near McClure, Illinois on UP's Chester Subdivision.
Locomotives: UP 7994 & UP 8508
UP 7622 continues north on the KCS (ex GWWR) under a small rainbow from a pop up shower in Granite City, Illinois.
Locomotives: UP 7622 & UP 7511
UP 3053 continues south out of Dupo while passing under a classic Missouri Pacific signal bridge on Union Pacific's Chester Subdivision.
Locomotives: UP 3053 & UP 5493
UP 5748 holds the main while waiting for Amtrak on a snowy Christmas Eve.
Locomotives: UP 5748, UP 8169, NS 9831, UP 5663, UP 1052 & UP 2019
An eastbound coal train has just exited the east portal of the Moffat Tunnel. The tunnel was finished in 1928 and is 24 feet high, 18 feet wide, and 6.2 miles long over the continental divide. Th... (more)
A Union Pacific Freight heads West as they pass through Vincent, AR.
A Union Pacific Vehicle Train roars West as they pass through Earle, AR.
Freshly painted UP 1996 sits on the ready tracks outside of NRE Locomotive shops at Mount Vernon, IL. UP 2001, UP 2002 & UP 1989 were also on the property during my visit.
A westbound freight train back in August 1996 is carrying power that really doesn't exist much anymore on the UP. A Pair of SD9043 and a pair of "ZZ-tops" roll a westbound at Chelsea. Ba... (more)
I am really glad I was turned onto this era that the UP went thru in early 2000's. Helper Utah seemed to be the holding ground for the last life of the Rio Grande tunnel motors. The main attracti... (more)