Chasing Amtrak out in open territory may not be the best idea. 45 miles from my previous photo. We end up getting to the same spot simultaneously. He had 79 mile per hour track-age, 34 of those mi... (more)
It's a short one today for the Chevron local. Now for their toughest task. Find space in Roper yard. When I left 20 minutes later, they were still waiting for a spot.
Amtrak in some country not usually seen in the daylight. Four and a half hours late. Amtrak number 6 the Zephyr is still out on the Shafter Sub. With the heavy traffic from the detour trains on th... (more)
Foreign power leading, is just something we just don't get here on the UP in Utah. The problem is that anything that heads east of Ogden on the overland route is required to have cab controls. It ... (more)
Local mania. The YSC53 lead by UPY 575 recently went up the center rail. And is trying to get an open rail into Roper yard. The LUE43 lead by UP 4427 is on the far right. Is is also going to need ... (more)
UP 2213 still earning it's keep. Once Union Pacific 6054 hauling APL stack trains and pig trains. Both the trailer variety, and some of the last Farmer John variety. Now as technically a SD62E 221... (more)
A nice way to finish off the day. Union Pacific 8818, 8505, with 6946 pushing on the rear. Round the big sweeping curve at marblehead, with a grain train on the Shafter Subdivision.
The detour train, of all detour trains. It really is a UP train, but the CP power stayed on when it came across the boarder. About as cool as it gets, capturing a pure Canadian Pacific consist 80... (more)
Now this is what I call a detour train. A pure set of Canadian Pacific pool power running across the Great Salt Lake, on the Western Pacific causeway. Canadian Pacific 8051, 8007, and DPU 8863 tak... (more)
I wasn't sure I would ever get to photograph an SD60 operating again on the UP. So I was pretty excited to find out 2213 was going to become the leader at Wendover. For the reverse move back to Sa... (more)
I've had my eye on this unit for awhile. It's been serving as as the second unit switcher at the south end of Roper yard in Salt Lake City. I haven't photographed a SD60 in two years. And even the... (more)
UP 8849, 7064, are working hard, and losing a lot of their momentum at Lakepoint, Utah. UP 6257 is also grinding it out as a mid train DPU.
I've ended a lot of train chase over the years at Stockton. Seems it's always the place to get the good light.
Listing to him growling away on the grade, watching him stretching out on the straightaway. The sights and sounds of being track-side, makes me keep coming back for more.