The Great Race to Ogden.....
After stopping in Medicine Bow the 4014 & 844 continue west towards their overnight stop in Rawlins.
UP 4014 sits in the middle of town at Medicine Bow. With a population of just about 280 people, the crowds brought by the train, plus the local attention the train brought meant that the amount of... (more)
Thunderstorms move across the plain as Union Pacific SD70ACe No. 1989 "Rio Grande" leads an eastbound stack train along US-30/287 just east of Medicine Bow, Wyoming, at Como on June 1, 2... (more)
UP 4302 leads a westbound intermodal between Medicine Bow & Hanna, WY.
The crowds, from town to town, really say it all. I am proud to now have all three of UP's operational steam locomotives in my viewfinder. Never say never. This small town of 284, with barriers... (more)
Over the Overland: As the first Transcontinental Railroad nears 150 years of existence, a Union Pacific manifest heads west behind a new ET44AC and an SD70ACe.
We're on the AWSNP-26 and following blocks of traffic ahead as we descend the grade to Medicine Bow. The 9096 West is just one of 21 trains that we met between Rawlins and Dale Jct. at a time when... (more)
After rattling the windows in the sleepy town of Medicine Bow, this eastbound intermodal crosses the Medicine Bow River, bound for Laramie and Cheyenne.
From a distance I was fooled into thinking Union Pacific had 844 out for test runs... I was pleasantly surprised to find it was only a GE on its deathbed, leading an eastbound intermodal train thr... (more)
I happened across this movement completely by accident on my way into work. Nobody shot at me, and the black helicopters haven't shown up yet, so here's my photo of a cask train, westbound near t... (more)
Making the turn at the cut, a westbound Union Pacific manifest is about to duck under the Lincoln Highway on its way to Hanna Junction, Wolcott, Sinclair, and Rawlins.
Working up the grade out of Medicine Bow, a westbound autorack chugs uphill past a prairie lake.
A AC6044CW DPU pushes against an autorack train during nice light.
Union Pacific Challenger 3985 and a short ferry train are about to duck under an overpass at Medicine Bow.