UP 5797 (AC4400CW-CTE) leads a freight down from Tunnel #1 just as dawn is breaking over the Colorado Front Range.
With about 15 minutes before the sun crests the horizon UP 5797 (AC4400CW-CTE) exits Tunnel #1 at Plainview and drops down into Coal Creek Canyon.
A westbound freight curves along the Columbia River and I-84 through the Gorge. This view is from the Rowena overlook on the Historic Columbia River Highway.
An eastbound coal train makes their way east at sunset. The train is passing thru Blairstown, which is located 20 miles west of Cedar Rapids in central Iowa.
The sound of GE dynamics hum as a westbound meets a holed-up EB Z with lots of Dole reefers in the consist. Tehachapi really is a great place to watch trains, even if the SP tunnel motors are (ve... (more)
Southbound UP 5797 with Mount Shasta in the background