UP 8354 (SD70ACe) leads an empty coal train into Coal Creek Canyon.
A little more snow than normal for the Columbia River Gorge, particularly in late winter.
A long empty coal train lead by UP 8354 (SD70ACe) has just crossed Blue Mountain Drive and has made the turn in Coal Creek Canyon to head up the steep grade to Tunnel No 1.
"The Guadalupe Turn" aka "The Guad" builds an unusually long train (its rear all the way back at GEMCO) as it prepares for a late departure to Guadalupe. The consist on this day included two old G... (more)
The conductor steps down to line the switch from 8 rail to the siding, leaving a ghost like trail.
My first time ever seeing the SD70ACe.