The VAN roars up the east side of Cajon with six SD40-2s for power.
As if to say 'move over and let me lead!', the Centennial as the second unit still makes the train as the swift VAN idles down from Sherman summit to Dale Jct. You could hear trains on the Harrim... (more)
Pausing only briefly for a crew change, suprisingly the next crew is not yet on board, but it won't be long and the 2nd of the afternoon fleet of 4 TOFC trains will be charging out of Cheyenne mak... (more)
Cruisin' down the main drag at Sidney, effortless at track speed, about to throttle up for the slight uphill run up to and around the Potter bluffs. This was a pretty standard lashup for leaders ... (more)
Still in a state of disbelief that these were running again, and that I got another one on the point. All three of the 3 afternoon TOFCs from NP that day had them on the point.
Six SD40-2s, totaling 18,000 horsepower, have the railroad's hot VAN intermodal train in tow at Martinez as they roar towards LA.
With over 15,000 horsepower up front, one of UP's hottest westbound symbols--the VAN--roars up the south track at Lugo with Centennial 6917 on the point.