UP 8548 (SD70ACe) leans into the curve as it leaves the UP yard in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Valuable payloads race down the Cal P in Richmond, on the home stretch to Oakland under the afternoon sun.
Five locomotives, led by UP 8548, start up Donner Pass at Truckee.
A westbound ballast train exits Bloomer Cut between Newcastle and Auburn, California, on March 8, 2012. The steep, pebbled walls of this historic cut were blasted through in 1864 in the constructi... (more)
RP contributor Steven Welch grabs a shot of 8548 as it leads a stack train down the west slope of Donner Pass and through Colfax. Fortunately he obeyed the sign to his right and didn't catch the ... (more)
UP 8548 "reflects" on the New Year ahead of it.