After a crew change in Fremont, NE, North Platte-Proviso symbol MNPPR is underway with its next crew change in Boone, IA via Council Bluffs.
Tis the season for storms. In the distance, yet another monsoon grows for all to see. But closer to ground the UP 7524 glides through the Shawmut "S" curve for points east.
The official low temperature the night before at Pocatello was -6°F, but it was even colder at American Falls, Idaho, the morning of January 21, 2013, as an eastbound Union Pacific autorack train... (more)
An eastbound UP run-through stack train races through the small town of Toluca, looking almost like an HO-scale model from on top of Mount Jumbo. Some fall colors can be seen in this view as well.
Missing the left # board on the nose.
The crossing gate in front of UP 7524 almost looks like the operation lifesaver logo of the 2nd unit. The big T-storm in the background later produced golfball size hail.