Late afternoon light catches this short UP northbound climbing the eastern slope of the Tehachapi's at Monolith on a cold 30 degree day. A cloud shadow from a parting sky darkens the hill side in ... (more)
A UP intermodal drops down into the Bealville boot on a late afternoon in winter.
On a cold, breezy morning in the Tehachapi's, a few minutes before sunrise, a short UP manifest tackles the grade at Keene and is rounding the horseshoe curve.
It’s late on a warm Fall afternoon, as a southbound UP grainer quickly crosses the San Joaquin river. The continuing work to build the high speed rail bridge over the river can be seen behind both... (more)
Pushing the rear of it's Fresno manifest south up the Tehachapi's on a warm summer morning at Marcel.
Deep within the trees of the Sierra foothills, faded armour yellow and warn out UP wings catch the last rays of afternoon sunlight as an east bound manifest, bound for Roper, UT, blasts out of a t... (more)
Clinging to the hill side above Highway 58 is a UP south bound from the intermodal yard in Brooklyn, Oregon. The train is passing through tunnel 14 in the early hours of a near perfect spring morn... (more)
Slowly rolling up Tehachapi's eastern slope, around the big curve at Cameron Road crossing, is UP's long north bound manifest with mostly empties destined for Roseville, CA.
It's difficult to not get identical looking scenes all through the higher Sierras with such a high amount of pine trees all around the UP main lines. Here an eastbound empty grainer climbs the num... (more)
Descending the grade at Emigrant Gap on a freshly fallen snow morning and approaching the start of double track for the rest of the trip down into Roseville.
A UP intermodal from the shipping port of Brooklyn, Oregon curves it's way up through Allard and into the horseshoe in the very early moments of sunlight on this perfect spring morning.
On a warm summer morning, UP 7097 and her Fresno manifest climb the western slope of the Tehachapi's and out of the loop on their way south toward Los Angeles.
Climbing the number 2 track up the Sierra Nevada foothills, on a warm summer morning, tunnel threading between 15 and 16. The Sierra Nevada foothills to me are like paradise on earth for a rail ph... (more)
A UP officer special glides down the pacific coastline just outside of Ventura, CA, in the early hours of a perfect fall day, while surfers enjoy the morning waves.
Catching the day's last rays of sunlight and approaching the UP/BNSF diamonds in south Fresno on a hot summer afternoon.