In January 2017, the I-ZATLA (Expidited Atlanta, GA - Los Angeles, CA) leaves West Brandon on the main during its journey across the KCS Meridian Sub
Five hours and not a westbound to be seen so I had to settle for UP 8314 pushing on the rear of an eastbound coal train.
Slowly tackling the grades of Tehachapi Pass, a first order UP SD70ACe pulls a heavy Roseville to West Colton extra manifest through the curves of Marcel as the light fades away over the pass.
With the entire train stretched out along the foothills of the Oquirrh Mountains, Union Pacific's KG1LA (Global 1, IL - Los Angeles, CA) stack train climbs the Lynndyl Sub grade at Lake Point.
A 10,000 ton North Platte to West Colton manifest crosses over back to the normal left hand main at the Natural crossover at Frost.
UP 8314 is slowing to a stop and will hold just west of the Colton crossovers until a Westbound BNSF train clears. At that time the UP train will crossover onto the UP Mount Vernon connector that ... (more)
A potash train sits in Mojave, Califorina, after arriving from Trona, awaiting a fresh crew. SD70ACe 8314 is on the point this day.
Two Union Pacific trains work their way up Cajon Pass. Looking down on Keenbrook as this eastbound on the Cajon Sub and a northbound on the Mojave Sub pass under me.
Union Pacific SD70ACe leads NS general freight west on track 1 around the curve at Linfield on a beautiful afternoon.
The start of what will be a long line of cars at the Inman Ave. crossing is visible to the right side of the photo. The wait for these people will be shortened by the installation of a second trac... (more)
UP's first production run SD70ACe's have arrived, UP8310, leads 8315, and 8314 westbound through Logan Iowa with their first revenue runs!