A nice broadside view of UP4014 gives one an idea of the size of this engine as it rolls thru the Boyer River valley in Iowa.
The Big Boy has just departed from a servicing stop in Woodbine, IA as it makes it's way thru the Boyer River valley on the run from Des Moines to Omaha. This is one of the return legs of "The Gre... (more)
This long Proviso to North Platte drag has one unit on the point and a mid-train DPU which can barely be seen just to the left of the crossbuck in the picture.
Amidst a very dry fall season a bit of railroad color ameliorates the bleak surroundings as UP 8084 cruises downgrade west of Woodbine, IA. By Christmas the landscape would be snow covered and the... (more)
WB coal empties about to roll under the IC / CCP overpass in Woodbine, IA.
One of the GE C60/44AC "convertibles" is about to duck under the IC overpass west of Woodbine, IA
There's no evidence of the UP "merger" here three years after the takeover as three C&NW units move an eastbound towards Proviso. This area between Missouri Valley and West Denison would... (more)
The snow is starting to lighten up as UP 3558 runs a North Platte manifest west outside of Woodbine.
A Westbound passes through Woodbine,Iowa.
A westbound mixed freight moves through the soon to be harvested corn fields west of Woodbine behind a pair of ever present SD70Ms.
The parade of coal loads continues across fields of corn in western Iowa.
An eastbound UP coal load stretches out across the Iowa landscape having left the Missouri Valley area on its way towards Boone.
A unit coal train, originating in Wyoming's Powder River Basin, heads easbound on UP's Boone Sub (ex-CNW).
A UP stack train heads east on the "wrong" main (which was the "correct" main in C&NW's left-hand running days) on UP's Boone Sub shortly before dusk.