With more than 15,000 tons of grain for Calipatria, UP 5542 West slowly grinds up the 2% grade as they pull through Chamiso and out of the San Pedro River Valley.
Leaving Las Vegas, A westbound stack train rolls across Las Vegas Blvd in Jean after meeting one at Erie (look close). Also the 7 magical mountain exhibit can be seen in the distance.
The stack train that got stuck in Vegas for 6 hours due to work curfews is now escaping the city, seen climbing through Sloan.
A stack train that had been "trapped" for hours by work curfews finally leaves Las Vegas. Today has been a busy day for trains as curfews kept traffic going in bunches with 10 trains.
Low hanging clouds, on yet another rainy afternoon on Tehachapi, continue to rot away the old wooden code line poles that still line the Union Pacific right of way in many places along the railroa... (more)
Amid vibrant springtime colors, a southbound UP manifest vaults over the ravine between Tunnels 10 and 11 in the the Palouse River Canyon. Upon emerging from Tunnel 10, the train will pass Joso si... (more)
Leading a manifest from San Bernardino, a quartet of UP six axles have just made it to Cajon Summit and will soon be in dynamics down the Pass toward Victorville and Dagget.
EB stacks pass the model railroad-esque Flatonia, TX water tower.
Mountains may be an operational headache for the railroads, but as railfans, doncha just love the sound and drama of getting the tonnage over the hill?!
This is a West Colton, California bound manifest train.
Train #599 crossing a small frozen stream near Murray, Minnesota.
Train #599 rolls past the grain elevator at Regal on its way to Glenwood.
A new UP ES45ACCTE heads up train 599 near Watkins, Minnesota on the former Soo Line trackage now operated by Canadian Pacific.
5542 and it's Autorack waiting for a crew change as a light power move heads to the main switch