A clean looking Union Pacific No.6803 pulls a westbound Stack along the Truckee River. Ahead, the real climbing to Norden begins.
UP 7853 east in Cliffside siding is waiting for UP 6803 west to lug it’s manifest train, the MRORV-07, up the 1% grade of Silver Zone Pass in eastern Nevada. The conductor is on the ground giving ... (more)
UP 6803 has left Arnolds Loop 2 or so miles behind and it is still on the sustained 1% westward grade leading to the summit of Silver Zone pass. The grade to Silver Zone Summit begins at Wendover,... (more)
I finally got one of these repainted "AC" leading!!! Here a Pleasant Prairie empty coal train passes under the classic coal tower at Nelson. This is a much better improvement over the wa... (more)
UP 6803 emerges from a thunderstorm north of Shawnee, WY on the joint BN/CNW coal line in May of 1998.
On a mild afternoon foretelling of spring but with an environment still very much subdued with shades of brown, UP 6803 heads across the flatlands bound for North Platte.