Taken on a typical dreary Oregon day from the overlook at Ruthton Park. There is lots of poison oak up there. The wait in the rain was worth it for this shot. Awaking early, I was hoping for blue ... (more)
The southbound Coast Starlight, which ran over Tehachapi Pass the next day, passes a northbound Union Pacific freight sitting in the Lookout Siding in the area of Pengra Pass.
A Union Pacific freight heads north out of Union Station, enroute to the Lake Yard in NW Portland.
UP yellow and lettering are starting to creep in. MP 2145-UP 1347-MP 1718-MP 1389-UP 1731 handle the Fort Smith Traveling Switch Engine (the name of the train) today. 3:15 pm. Nikon F2, KM, 1/2... (more)
Northern Illinois and Wisconsin Railway - NIWX. The freshly painted EMD switcher was dead in tow on an eastbound Union Pacific freight near rear of train.
When I chase trains at a particular location, I remind myself to photograph the whole reason of what brought me there, the scenery. I can always photograph the usual UP motor in some yard at home,... (more)
After some heavy snowfall last night, heavy enough for difficult driving conditions with chains on the car at 2 AM coming over the pass from Salt Lake City, it made for wonderful photos in the Ech... (more)
A UP stack train grinds up Track 3 on Sherman Hill. See EXIF data for shot details.
An interesting mix of motive power rounds out UPs South San Francisco Yard - former SP GP38-2 583, a rebuilt GP40 to GP38-2 2579, a GP38-2 916, a SD40-2 and a former SP-painted GP40.
A former Southern Pacific GP38-2 wearing Union Pacific colors is dwarfed by the hillside 'Welcome to South San Francisco' on June 28.
UP 8287 leads an empty coal train past Hill 25.
A hot eastbound stacker nears the summit of Sherman Hill as he enters the Hermosa Tunnel. See EXIF data for shot details.
An empty grainer charges up Archer Hill east of Cheyenne. See EXIF data for shot details.