UP coal train parked on the South end of Dupo yard near Bixby.
1 of the 2 remaining GP 40P-2s on the system. This unit was one of 3 SSW units used in the San Francisco Commute Pool and possibly freight service in the Bay Area on weekends.
UP's olympic torch unit, the 2002, and two other SD70M bretheren wait by the yard tower in Dupo for the crew to arrive. This is the power for UP IDUSE 26. The 2002 is just as hard to catch as any ... (more)
As this train slowly creeps into the yard, it knocks down the restricting Lunar aspect to a absolute stop red. Mo-Pac style signals such as this one are quickly disappearing around the UP system.
Two UP locomotives back a manifest into the south end of the yard at Bixby while UP MPIPB 15 (NS locos) sits in the background.
Waiting next assignment
A UP SD70M is in charge of this special move, SGNCO 08, including a brand new SD70ACe (UP 8423) under the tarp, and a Wisconsin & Southern business car. I believe this is the unit painted for Geor... (more)
Switching intermodal cars
Two Norfolk Southern locomotives take a break in the yard on QSPTR 28. It wouldn't be until tomorrow afternoon that this train would finally leave.
Harvested corn fields signal the beginning of fall, a brand new ES44AC rolls through the freshly harvested landscape with southbound coal train CCAIM9 26.
A nice set of power rolls through Dupo with southbound manifest QASLI 24 in the morning.
In the morning's light UP coal drag CJOAT9 21 rolls through the soon-to-be harvested soy bean fields of Dupo, with the Jefferson Barracks bridge visible in the background. Unfortunately, this is t... (more)
Two railroaders discuss their plans tonight while brand new #5368 idles in the background on train IDUSE 21.