Fellow Railpics contributor (and much younger) James Doughty watches Union Pacific 3632 pull a westbound manifest train in to Yermo yard. The UP yardmaster had no problem with us camping in our V... (more)
Southwest Portland Cement 412 idles under a pleasant winter sky in Victorville, California.
A rather grimy Santa Fe 5983 passes through Hesperia as it leads a westbound manifest train up the eastern slope of Cajon Pass
UP 2047 and UP 156 idle at the Idaho Falls diesel service.
Manned helpers UP 3395 and UP 3652 bring a long, loaded grain train into the Yermo Yard, while UP 3073 and UP 3684 wait for their next assignment.
Union Pacific Centennial 6937 is the last in a long line of stored DD40X locomotives, followed by a long line of GP-30B units. The dry California desert air made for a good location to store many... (more)
With the rails well greased, the Big Boy slowly backs around the north leg of the Van Buren wye in North Little Rock, and shows the articulation of the locomotive.
UP 4014 is making up time after a late departure from Prescott due to two manifest trains running around it.
Two westbound manifest trains wait patiently in the Texarkana yard for the UP 4014 to arrive before they can leave town. Note how most of the track has been removed in this section of the yard.
Senior Engineer Ed Dickens has the Big Boy racing towards Hope, Arkansas, the next scheduled stop on it's trip through Arkansas.
The UP 4014 Big Boy sits next to the Prescott Depot and caboose on a very cold, 18 degree morning.
The name says it all.
Union Pacific 5614 leads a westbound manifest train past the Big Boy at the Jenks Locomotive Shops. The UPY 647 is part of a long line of stored locomotives.
Lots of grease around the chain lubricator on the UP 4014.
A member of the UP 4014 Steam Crew attaches a safety harness to the hand rail above the cab window and prepares to walk across as another member keeps a watchful eye. Safety is very important to ... (more)