UP's hot Overland Mail West sweeps through the valleys east of the highest ridges of the Sierra Nevada, with the little town of Doyle in the distance. What a change in scenery this is compared to ... (more)
You can just feel the impatience of this scene: outbound crew is on board, waiting for the road foreman of engines to board (I don't know if that's him by the car, but I know the crew was waiting)... (more)
In it's death throes, the 6910 exits the tunnel and gets ready to set dynamics for the drop off the edge down into Red Buttes and Laramie. The Big Jacks' 15 minutes of fame is about up by this tim... (more)
The clouds had let up a little bit; good thing, as this guy zoomed. He was lost to the west after this shot.
Boy, was I ever just enjoying the show during the last days of the Big Jacks. Every day was a good day whenever I was able to get any train with one in the consist. It really didn't matter what ... (more)
A magical time on the UP during those days, because none of us hard core UP fans (old UP, mind you) NEVER thought we would see the Centennials ever turn a wheel again. Every train that had a Jack... (more)
Oh the memories!! My car was stuck in the mud from a snowdrift runoff just to the left of where I'm standing, when I heard the 'spatcher talk to this guy. Last shooting light of the day. Note: ... (more)
UP Centennial 6908 leads a hot Overland Mail West through a beautiful valley as it roars westward past Doyle.
An Overland Mail West, led by DDA40X 6908, splices beautiful Sierra Nevada forest at Mohawk in the summer of 1984.
Centennial 6908 leads a hot Overland Mail West across the Keddie Wye Bridge just before evening shadows engulf it.
Crossing a steel trestle near Quincy, a hot Overland Mail West with a Centennial on the point maintains its fast pace through the Canyon.
Centennial 6908 leads a hot Overland Mail West through Spring Garden on a beautiful summer afternoon.
UP 6943 was retired in May, 1985, traded in to EMD and scrapped in August, 1986. Kodachrome 64, Minolta XG-M, Rokkor 50mm f2.