A spring blizzard pounded the Denver area, with whiteout conditions from high winds and nearly 2 feet of snow in some places.
Since the Depression year of 1930, Train 17-18, the Portland Rose, has been one of Union Pacific’s classier operations, even boasting for a time its own individual china pattern (depicting, natura... (more)
Union Pacific, which usually bought its diesels by the hundreds, approached EMD’s new 3,600-hp SD45 cautiously, waiting two years after the model’s 1966 debut, then acquiring only 50. Its instinct... (more)
With the iconic Purina Dog Chow factory in the background, a low sun and dark skies frame four engines waiting in the north side of the UP's 36th Street Yard in Denver.
Usually the California Zephyr leaves Denver Union Station early in the morning. On this day, due to weather delays coming from Chicago, the Zephyr left the Denver station six hours late. This af... (more)
A blizzard dumped 10 inches of snow in the Denver area, covering engines waiting in the North Yard as well as a crew repairing a section of track on the west side of the sand towers.
The heavy snow is starting to lift, revealing a frosted UP 7724 (AC45CCTE) in the North Yard.
With evening temperatures hovering around 10 degrees, UP 1640 (SD40-2 rebuilt as a SD40N) brings a crew into the 36th Street Yard.
A gaggle of Geeps hold station in the 36th Street Yard. UP 1357 was built in 1972 as a former Denver & Rio Grande Western GP40-2 (note blanked-off double headlight) and UP 712 was built in 1980 a... (more)
UPY 681 is working the 36th Street Yard sorting a variety of rolling stock.
A pair of sibling MP15DC's wait for sorting assignments in the UP 36th Street Yard. Both UPY 1323 and UPY 1324 were built in 1975 for the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad.
UPY 647 (GP15-1) works a string of oil cans in the 36th Street Yard while UP 4709 waits for a completed train.
The crew for UP 6946 (AC4400CW) has just been dropped off and readies for a run out of the 36th Street Yard through the snow and freezing temps. Meanwhile UP 695 (GP38-2) returns after setting ou... (more)
A massive thunderstorm brews in the distance as UP 1211 (former Missouri-Kansas-Texas GP39-2) works the 36th Street Yard in Denver.
The Geeps are working the 36th Street yard in near whiteout conditions thanks to a February blizzard that included 30 mph winds.