Nearing the end of the line at Keystone 110 is pulling the train toward the Keystone station. Yeah, the track maintenance could be a bit better.
Black Hills train leaves that station and heads toward the first hill it will climb. I remember the engine making lots of noise and smoke as it went up the hill just outside of town.
At dawn people are gathering to watch trains on the back lawn of the La Posada Hotel in Winslow. The La Posada is an old Harvey House hotel that was a Santa Fe office building for while before bei... (more)
The tail end of a westbound stack train sits in the Winslow yard for crew change. Another stack train led by ES44DC 7596 zips by eastbound with a new crew.
Ready to challenge Donner Pass with very long train having five engines, the fifth is in DPU mode at the back. The trains keep getting longer. The shot was taken at the Woodland Ave crossing at th... (more)
The lead locomotive begins the crossing of the Hurricane Guch bridge with the creek some 296 feet below. It is quite the sight on this day.
A patched SP SD45 was rebuilt by the SP as SD40m-2, no doubt one of the last remaining SP SD40M-2 locomotives on the UP roster. The T-2's remained a while longer but the SD40M-2 were rare on the U... (more)
FPA, FPB and a Generating car will idle for the next two hours and will lead tne train south to Willams.
These two UP locomotives are about as clean as the old SP engines that routinely climbed Donner Pass. They are supposed to be Yellow but look more charcoal. It reminded of the old SP diesels.
One of the more interesting power lash-ups I seen in the Feather River Canyon. I've never seen UP and BNSF share power before. I suppose it happens a lot more than I realize. 3945 is pulling over ... (more)
This is opening day at the top of the pass. The railroad begins the tourist season in Chama. There were lots of festivities before the start of the trip. The train runs from May 25th to October 2... (more)
This older ES44DC has just crossed Beaver St. and goes West to climb the last bit of hill before reaching the Arizona Divide at 7300 feet.
This Baldwin was built in 1906 and worked in the Yuma area until it was donated to the city of Yuma in 1957 for display.
I am up early morning at the Cosnino Rd crossing to catch this west bound stack train. The location is on the BNSF Transcon a few miles east of downtown Flagstaff.
A new Dead Line has been formed at Portola, California. The small UP yard is on the former Western Pacific line through the High Sierras. The line is either C40-8 or SD60 engines.