Elkhart to North Platte manifest MELNP-13 is led by a fairly new AC6000 in the company of an ex-MP GP-50 and a Conrail SD50. That first head car, a Crandic covered hopper, stands out. It would be ... (more)
One of the "true" 6,000-h.p. GE units heads up a westbound TOFC train with a different GE model in the late afternoon. The train has just come around the sweeoing curve from Echo Canyon.
4 UP flag units, led by UP 7521, lead a southbound merchandise train through Greenland, CO, on Colorado's Joint line. May 25, 2019.
Been here over 50 times in my lifetime, but never from the air. Today's drone shot is the Global 2 to Lathrop, CA, westbound large barge Z-train. Here the train rolls past this classic icon elevat... (more)
The UP Gila Sub is the ex-Southern Pacific Sunset Route that runs 255 miles from Yuma, AZ, to Tuscon, AZ. UP is slowly getting ready thru PTC upgrades or double tracking projects to replace any re... (more)
A big AC6000CW and a standard cab SD60 leads rock empties from Houston back toward quarries on the Balcones Escarpment. These former MKT tracks seemed a bit of a back water on the UP system for t... (more)
A westbound intermodal rolls off UP's Cima Subdivision and onto BNSF rails at Daggett.
Cutting off the Overland Route south toward Denver. The wind is blowing from the west (here a little from the south due to the geography, I guess) at a steady 30+mph ... hard to hold your camera ... (more)
UP 7521 & 7213 lead a westbound stack train past the prairie skyscraper at Hayland.
After sitting at Walong for around 2 hours for a broken rail, the MWCRVB-27 finally gets a move on it's trip north as it passes the intermediates, which are in the last days of their reign on the... (more)
UP 7521 leads the MWCRVB-27 through Marcel on the backside of the Tehachapi Loop on a rainy January afternoon.
An Eastbound with two GE convertibles and a rare C36-7 at Shawmut summit.