CP Engineer Ron Morales and CP Conductor Len Longley are about to board the Olympic Torch Train for trip to Chicago......Adam Farence Photo.
One unit that wasn't under remote control operation was UP 1996 as it say silently at the Anaheim Wye. The locomotive was noticeably dirtier from the last time I caught it back in 2008.
Westbound on the Glidden Sub
UP 1996 brings up the rear of the westbound ZMQLC.
UP 1996 soars downgrade through Shawmut passing by the original Southern Pacific Main alignment
The Southern Pacific Heritage painted engine, covered with a layer of "SP grunge", leads the Denver to Grand Jct. manifest train across the Colorado River as it heads Westbound on the Dotsero Cuto... (more)
UP 1996, the Southern Pacific heritage unit, leads the North Platte, NE to North Yard (Denver), CO manifest races out Brighton after performing a crew swap due to the crew going "dead".
Just on the outskirts of Tooele, Utah. UP 1996 is at the railroad milepost of Warner MP751.
UP 1996 rolls past the town of Stockton. The train now will begin to pick up speed, and really leave civilization for awhile.
UP 1996 High Ball! Warner, Utah.
I was starting to lose hope I would catch the 1996. He tied down from about 1:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. Which turned out to be a blessing, as he departed as the lighting was getting good. UP 1996 ro... (more)
UP 1996 leading some coal past the elevator located in Ashton, Illinois.
UP 1996, the Southern Pacific heritage unit leads some black diamonds towards Oak Creek, Wisconsin under the class CNW signals in Nelson on the UP Geneva Sub.
After holding under the coaling tower to let a loaded coal drag clear onto the Peoria Sub, UP 1996 is seen storming out of Nelson with empties for North Antelope Mine.