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Uncle Pete
Union Pacific images past & present
Photo Album By: Rick Erben
 
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Photo ID: 738254

In an answered prayer, Union Pacific #5617 leads the MGJNY through East Portal on a clash of the seasons kind of morning. Working the Moffat 4 out of a 7 day week from September through October wi... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE AC4400CW-CTE
Location: Tolland, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: UP 5617
Train ID: MGJNY
Photo Date: October 11, 2019


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Added: Jun 03, 2020

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Photo ID: 736932

UP 6788 West cruises down the Boyer River valley on an early spring afternoon. The former C&NW line, single tracked for many years, was soon restored to two main tracks after UP took ownership.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE AC4400CW
Location: Logan, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: UP 6788
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 08, 2012


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By: Rick Erben

Added: May 21, 2020

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Photo ID: 736931

It is almost nostalgic to see a coal train these days but just a few years ago they ran in profusion. Here another set of empties heads back to Wyoming.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE AC4400CW-CTE
Location: Woodbine, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: UP 5589
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 08, 2012


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By: Rick Erben

Added: May 21, 2020

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Photo ID: 735602

The westbound MNYGJ rolls through the meadows out of tunnel 1 near Coal Creek Canyon and Plainview on the Moffat Tunnel Subdivision. Delightful storm light from severe warned storms populate the h... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE AC4400CW
Location: Golden, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: UP 6507
Train ID: MNYGJ
Photo Date: May, 2019


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By: Coloradorailphotographer

Added: May 10, 2020

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Photo ID: 735476

Basin is a remote place at the eastern end of Afton Canyon. The head light of a westbound coal train could be seen in the distance before it crossed the dried-up Mojave River at Basin.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE C40-8W (Dash 8-40CW)
Location: Afton Canyon, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 9381
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 12, 1992


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By: Rudolf Gruetter

Added: May 10, 2020

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Photo ID: 732742

Union Pacific #8207 and Canadian National SD75I #5749 slow down on the approach to the E. siding switch at Bridgeport to check the position of the switch as they head Westbound towards Grand Jct. ... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Bridgeport, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: UP 8207
Train ID: CWEMS-03
Photo Date: April 03, 2020


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By: John Shine

Added: Apr 14, 2020

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Photo ID: 732321

On September 24, 2003, a pair of GE C40-8s power an eastbound Union Pacific manifest freight approaching the summit of Sherman Hill at Sherman, Wyoming.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE C40-8 (Dash 8-40C)
Location: Sherman, Wyoming, USA
Locomotive #: UP 9348
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 24, 2003


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Apr 12, 2020

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Photo ID: 731294

Five pack of fast forties: A westbound van train has arrived in Cheyenne and is cut away from their train in order to make a pickup. The power is five of the 8000 series "fast forty" SD4... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA
Locomotive #: UP 8038
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March, 1980


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By: Rick Erben

Added: Apr 04, 2020

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Photo ID: 730440

It is late December 2015 and Tehachapi's rolling foothills have already began to take on a nice shade of green, foreshadowing the fantastic spring colors to come in 2016. Through the cool of that ... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ET45AH
Location: Tehachapi Pass, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 2600
Train ID: QRVWC-28
Photo Date: December 29, 2015


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By: Ryan Slaton

Added: Mar 28, 2020

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Photo ID: 730423

CWFBT-5 hurries back to the Black Thunder Mine behind a couple of C&NW DC units as it crosses the flatlands of eastern Nebraska. Fuji Sensia.

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW)
Location: Ames, Nebraska, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 8664
Train ID: CWFBT-5
Photo Date: November 06, 1994


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Added: Mar 28, 2020

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Photo ID: 730230

A rugged section of track between Crater and Volcano, Colorado, on Rio Grande’s Craig Branch is illustrated with this tight loop of track negotiated within Rock Creek Canyon. With the latter half ... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD50
Location: Volcano, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5502
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 08, 1992


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Mar 27, 2020

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Photo ID: 729692

Open Horseshoe-curves are always spectacular photolocations. On Silverzone Pass on the former Western Pacific mainline such a thing exists - the so called Arnold Loop. Since 1982 the line belongs ... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: West Wendover, Nevada, USA
Locomotive #: UP 5426
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 17, 2020


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By: Peter Huerzeler

Added: Mar 22, 2020

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Photo ID: 729523

At the time, the thought of a coal train being nostalgic would have seemed ridiculous. The years have not been kind to the coal business and thus scenes such as this, that were once as common as c... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW)
Location: Fremont, Nebraska, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 8608
Train ID: CPWRO-14
Photo Date: April 15, 1995


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By: Rick Erben

Added: Mar 21, 2020

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Photo ID: 729310

The great onslaught of SD70Ms had not yet replaced the SD40 generation in this scene from early 2000 as a then typical brace of SD40-2s leads a North Platte to Pocatello manifest out the Sidney Su... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Paxton, Nebraska, USA
Locomotive #: 3181
Train ID: MNPPCP-15
Photo Date: March 16, 2000


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By: Rick Erben

Added: Mar 19, 2020

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Photo ID: 729309

Through the bleak landscape of a winter afternoon, UP 8305 leads a former MKT SD40-2 with a North Platte-bound manifest, about to pass beneath US Route 30 in Logan, IA. Ektachrome.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD9043MAC
Location: Logan, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: 8305
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 27, 2000


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By: Rick Erben

Added: Mar 19, 2020

Views: 837
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