A maintenance crew goes to work with UP SD40 no. 3066 assigned to handle a work train based at Meacham, OR on top of the Blue Mountains. UP invested heavily in their track maintenance compared to... (more)
UP 6933 leads an eastbound intermodal hotshot over the top of the Blue Mountains of Oregon at Meacham. The lash up is their typical DD40AX-SD40-2-DD40AX consist.
UP 8492 pulling the 2.2% grade into Meacham, Oregon on the Union Pacific La Grande Sub.
Eastbound stack train in the Blue Mountains.
UP 6930 with a typical pair of DD40AXs spliced by a "fast forty" SD40-2 make easy work of the Blue Mountains south of Meacham, OR. The train originate with priority traffic from Seattle ... (more)
UP 8550 passes by the the signal at MP 265.5 along the La Grande Subdivision in the Blue Mountains.
UP7622 pulls the 2% at Meacham with a K Line Stack Train..
White out in the Blues! This WB UP freight is just reaching the one short level section of railroad on the grade west of La Grande.
An empty Rivergate, OR to Lexington, NE grain shuttle struggles up the grade on the Union Pacific's line over the Blue Mountains in Eastern Oregon between snow falls on a day that saw a couple tim... (more)
Mountains may be an operational headache for the railroads, but as railfans, doncha just love the sound and drama of getting the tonnage over the hill?!
EB UP Stack train approaching the S curves just west of Meacham, OR.