The hot Global 2 to Salt Lake Z-train hammers down. Seems like this Z is getting hotter than the Z-BRB as the engineer has all 5 jacks in the left corner as they fly across a high Cedar River. Thi... (more)
Viewed from the building tops of Downtown Elmhurst, Union Pacific’s DRGW Heritage Unit, UP SD70ACe #1989 departs Proviso Yard (Global 2) in Northlake beginning its journey for Lathrop, Californi... (more)
With serious flat spots, this DP "hammers" literally, on the back of this shorter Global 2 to Lathrop Z-train as the end of the day shines off the train. The train is about 100 miles int... (more)
The normal afternoon hotshot bound for Lathrop, CA, has just crossed over at CP 108 in central Iowa. The train is following the passenger special as the dispatcher works trains around each other a... (more)
The light is getting low as this westbound Global 2 to Lathrop, CA. short Z-train hammers thru the small town of Norway near MP 97 on the Clinton Sub. The train is about 100 miles into Iowa from I... (more)
Something different today... the ZG2LT that I see alot in Iowa in the afternoons, is normally a monster stack train that is DP-ed. Today ZG2LT is a short conventional hotshot that is seen here bla... (more)
Been here over 50 times in my lifetime, but never from the air. Today's drone shot is the Global 2 to Lathrop, CA, westbound large barge Z-train. Here the train rolls past this classic icon elevat... (more)
Normally mid-afternoons one can find this westbound Z-train out of Global 2 bound for Lathrop, CA, somewhere west of Clinton by 3-4pm. Today is no different as this hotshot blast west passing a fa... (more)
The Global 2, IL, to Lathrop, CA, Z-train is seen here passing thru the small town of Clarence along highway 30. Clarence is located about 46 miles west of Clinton in eastern Iowa.
Today was the 1st real warm day of the year. So I decided to head out for a couple hours along the UP Clinton Sub in central Iowa. My 2 year old has taken a liking to trains as much as his dad doe... (more)
The ZG2LT is tied down and won't be moving for the foreseeable future as they away the clean up of the derailed IG3OA in Colfax that is in front of them.
The Bird is a healthy size today, as Miss Katy has the honors this afternoon at La Fox.
The westbound ZG2LT, known as the Bird, highballs through La Fox, with Miss Katy in charge. She looked good rolling under the Harley Road bridge.
Union Pacific 3840 quickly brings the ZG2LT through the rocky canyons of Donner Pass near Floriston, CA.