A westbound mixed freight has drawn the beast of UP motive power today, along with some friends. These magnificent examples of EMD's prowess were never preserved.
In 1954 UP took delivery of 15 more 4500-hp turbines numbered 61-75, made distinctive by their recessed carbody for an external walkway called "veranda" style, and their four-truck arra... (more)
UP 71 waits at Cajon Summit as the eastbound Amtrak Pacific Railroad Society Mountain Outin Special passes. Trains were backed up in both directions in order to let us pass through Summit. It ma... (more)
A nice A-B-B-A set of DD35's were waiting for their next assignment at UP's East Los Angeles facility.
In the late 1970's Union Pacific has side-lined its fleet of DD35A and B-units. Based on operating expenses, units began phasing out in the late 1970's with the B-units being hit hardest. UP 71 ha... (more)
Union Pacific GP50 renumbered from Missouri Pacific 3521 to UP 71 April 1988.
These were on the way out by the time I got to California but I got a couple. This extra freight is coming downhill of Cajon Pass. And look Ma, no SD40.
Cajon Pass was a great place to get the UP's big power in the 70's. Here a DD35A climbs the North line headed East.
Before UP gorged itself on SD40-2s, lash-ups like this DD35A, GP30B, GP30B, U50C combination were fairly common. UP 71 was scrapped in April, 1982. K64, Yashica TL Electro-X