UP 6916 is rolling the VAN towards southern California at Sloan, around 10 miles south of Las Vegas. The VAN was UP's premium TOFC train in this lane. Even the birds get out of the way of this guy... (more)
Union Pacific 6900 Series Centennials DDA40X 6600hp. (6900-6946) built between 4/69 - 9/71. Equipped with two 16-645E3A Diesel Engines, Fuel tank 8200 Gals, (2) 4-axle "D" truck assemb... (more)
UP 6916 and UP 833 4-8-4 together at the Utah state Railroad Museum at the Ogden Union Station
It was a hoot chasing this guy in and out of the clouds trying to get a sunlit shot. If I drove like that nowadays, they'd put me in the hoosegow for child endangerment....
I was able to take this view inside the king of kings today, the cab of UP 6916 a DD40X. I just can not get over how big this twin engine single unit is. Or what it would be like to take a double ... (more)
UP 6916 sits dry & out of the weather, this grand old lady is still a beautiful sight. I suspect that this one is being robbed of parts to support the ones running back in Omaha, UP 6900 and UP 69... (more)