It must have really been something to pace the world's largest diesel locomotive. By this time period all the high speed 8000 series SD40-2 locomotives have been returned to their normal gearing a... (more)
"Big Jacks" Heading for Cajon ... And RetirementOn a bright April 1980 day, an eastbound Union Pacific freight climbs out of San Bernardino as it approaches the steep grades of Cajo... (more)
UP 6941 West at East Linroth.
The UP needed some heavy muscle to pull this long train of Vestas wind mill turbine parts.
Two centennials and a pair of SD40-2H's head into Cheyenne as they just came off Sherman Hill. Photo taken by Joseph R. Quinn.
At appropriately named Joshua siding two UP Century DD40Xs almost have a westbound over Cima summit in California Mojave Desert between Las Vegas and Barstow.
An AC6044CW, three AC4400CWs, and a newly rebuilt SD40N lead the daily North Platte, NE to North Yard (Denver), CO Manifest through the small town of Fort Lupton.
UP 6941 & 6339 lead a westbound grain train.
DDA40X 6941 shows off her giant four-axle truck at the railroad's Portland Shops on a beautiful afternoon in August 1972.
Centennial 6941 idles outside UP's Portland Shops in August 1972.
Three EMD locomotive types that figured significantly in UP's dieselization--a GP30, GP9B, and DDA40X--sit outside the railroad's shops at Portland awaiting repairs.
Centennial 6941 runs through the washrack at UP's facility in Portland.
Another Centennial on borrowed time, UP 6941 was retired May 16, 1985 and scrapped in August, 1986. K64, Minolta XG-M, Rokkor 50mm f1.7