A big UP GE U50 # 32 rests at the roads huge North Platte Yard in the spring of 1974. this shot shows the squirrel cooling fan system pretty well this unit was built in october 1963 and traded ba... (more)
UP 4014 greets the sunrise in North Platte, Nebraska. The locomotive would depart North Platte for Grand Island later in the day.
Union pacific GE U50C 5010 gets some work done on it as it rests in the service tracks at UPs huge North Platte Yard. these units Had short lives. and by this time were mostly kept on the east en... (more)
A pair of SD70ACes depart North Platte with eastbound loads.
UP 8840 eastbound with a manifest.
Ex-SP 8475/7362 is used for training purposes at MPCC.
UP 8840, KCS 4513, UP 7757, UP 6314, UP 6589, & UP 6240 lead an eastbound manifest out of North Platte.
An eastbound loaded coal train departs North Platte behind UP 6526 & 7104.
As seen during the North Platte Rail Days which featured visiting Big Boy #4014.
Day three of #4014's trip to New Orleans. Bypassing Council Bluffs this time means the passenger consist will be picked up elsewhere.
UP 4014 departing North Platte for points east. The 4014 will run to Gibbon on the Kearney Sub & then take the Marysville Sub to Fairbury, NE where it will overnight.
Three of Union Pacific’s six Heritage units, 1988 (Missouri-Kansas-Texas Heritage), 1982 (Missouri Pacific Heritage) and 1989 (Rio Grande Heritage) were found behind the shop building in the rai... (more)
UP 1979, WE ARE ONE, on display at North Platte, NE.
I think this was the spot in Bailey where westbounds were allowed to accelerate from yard speed to road speed. Gee, how did they get the job done with those puny 3,000hp diesels? JK
UP and Conrail SD40-2's take intermodal west out of Bailey Yard's vastness. If you are bored by today's diesels, you probably weren't around during the reign of the SD40-2.