It is daybreak at Aikins as UP 6045 East climbs the hill.
UP EMD SD60 6045, with UP GE C40-8 9111.
UP 6045, 3667, 4474, 7485, 9629, & 4241 are leading an eastbound manifest. Only the first two units are running.
In spite of the appearance, this is not a Union Pacific coal train. Rather it is a Utah Railway coal train with UP power. This is a fairly common occurrence. The location is just short of the Wild... (more)
Unit coal train V771, with Union Pacific power including an SD9043AC trailing, rolls rather slowly along the Short Line at MP22 due to traffic congestion ahead
With a fresh crew, UP 6045 pulls off the siding in Monument for a run downhill toward Colorado Springs.
After Amtrak #500 cleared Ruston, the UP garbage train lead by two brand new AC4400-CTE's heads out of Main 2 and into single track that leads to the tunnel.
Just starting to pull after switching out crews...