1. Doubleheading in the Pacific Northwest


    from Jason Hill Added 606 5 1

    in the summer of 2007 steam excursion history was made. The UP 844 and SP 4449 embarked on a once in a life time journey in the pacific northwest sponsored by the UP steam program, National Barriger Railroad Library, and the Oregon Heritage Rail Foundation.

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    • Enola PA 07.31.10: Gaining Yardage


      from Fast Flying Virginian Added 325 3 2

      "Did you come to see the 90MAC too?" I had just arrived in Harrisburg on the 31st for a family reunion, driven the short distance to Enola after checking into our hotel, and before I had even stepped out onto the Overview Bridge my evening was looking up as a fellow railfan greeted me with that question. "A 90MAC, huh?" I said, trying to maintain a poker face. "Yeah, he's been sitting west of here for over an hour. Should be coming in any minute." 'Any minute' turned out to be about 45, but in the meantime we were entertained by the yard jobs and more foreign power in the form of BNSF C44-9W 1041, tucked in between NS C40-9W 9951 and patched C40-8W 8447. The 8447 appeared to be sporting a nose door 'borrowed' from a BNSF donor. The trio maneuvered to couple onto their train as yard jobs pulled out and back while going about their business. Not to be outdone by the colorful trio, rebuilt GP38-2 5648 and high-nose sister 5216 shouted for attention - literally - as they turned it up to 11 while shoving a long cut of cars. The duo drummed away into the yard under the I-81 bridge, past the distinctive cab profile of a genset working in the distance. And that 90MAC was still somewhere west of us... After the BNSF unit departed west and the 5648-5216 shoved away out of sight, the tracks went quiet for about 15 minutes - just the sort of dramatic pause we needed before the much-talked-about 90MAC finally made its entrance. The C40-9W is by no means a small locomotive, but lead unit 9715 was positively dwarfed by UP 8215 as the duo paused long enough for some still pictures. The yard job was not done vying for camera time, and stole the scene a few more times as the 9715 and 8215 continued into the yard with their train.

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      • Grandpa's Trains


        from MizzMeister Added 88 0 0

        Grandma reminisces about the old days on the Union Pacific while Grandpa sets up his model trains.

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        • Cheyenne Historic Preservation 2013


          from Indie Media: The New Journalism Added 35 0 0

          The Cheyenne Historic Preservation Board profiled the Atlas Theatre, Nagel Warren Mansion and the UP Depot which were three locations for the FAST Filmmaking Festival in 2013.

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          • Progress City Model Railroad (EPCOT Center-Inspired model railroad layout)


            from EPCOT Josh Added 153 1 0

            As a lifelong fan of Walt Disney's optimistic view of the future, I wanted to build a model railroad that embodied the utopian futurism of Progress City and EPCOT Center. The Progress City Model Railroad is built in n-guage, and features over 100 linear feet of track, nine turnouts (track switches) three main lines, three spur lines, a reversing loop, and a five-track rail yard. The layout can accommodate simultaneous operation of five trains (three trains in fully-automated mode). The main level of the layout is DCC controlled, while the upper level is DC with a digital automatic reversing circuit.

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            • Sherman Hill Model Railroad Club and Union Pacific Railroad 2014 Excursion Train


              from Winston Walker Added 36 0 0

              On Sunday, July 20th, 2014, Sherman Hill Model Railroad Club and Union Pacific Railroad hosted the Streamliner Train Excursion from Denver, Colorado to Cheyenne, Wyoming for members of the Sherman Hill Model Railroad Club Sherman Hill Railroad Club, the Colorado Railroad Museum and the general public. The train left Denver at 1:00PM pulled by the UP X-951 AB unit along with the UP 6936 DDA40X Centennial for the four hour trip to Cheyenne with a photo stop in Greeley, Colorado. Once arriving in Cheyenne, we had about 2 hours to sight-see, eat and shop before taking the 7:30PM return bus back to Denver. Overall it was a very nice day riding the rails with Union Pacific.

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              • CHASING TRAINS IN THE 1990's


                from Brian Amison Added 124 1 0

                This series of clips show's myself along with my very good friend & his two sons as we traverse the railways of California and make our way to "The Loop" in Tehachapi, Calif. The loop occurs after the tracks have completed a full circle & then cross each other. In the center of the circle is a large hill & at the top, a monument to those who lost their lives constructing the track & digging the many tunnels so very long ago. We were kind of like storm chasers but instead of running after tornados we went looking for trains. As the time goes by, the boys grew up & Jim & I grew out.

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                • Fort Worth, Texas - UP 7491 - 10/18/2013


                  from Richard Whitenight Added 17 0 0

                  Talk about a really overcast day. I caught this train at about 1106 hours. The symbol for this UP train was GE9GSI-16, powered by UP engines 7941, 8732, and 8547. When I reached E Broadway Avenue, this train was hold on what's called the Ney Bypass. I had 0 loads and approx 103 empties.

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                  • Kearney, Nebraska - 07/21/2010 - Part 4 of 5


                    from Richard Whitenight Added 22 0 0

                    This is part 4 of a 5 part video documenting several trains I observed on this date. I set up on the UP Kearney Sub at Dove Hill Rd, on the west side of Kearney. On this date, maintenance of way crews were working on track #2.

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                    • Kearney, Nebraska - 07/21/2010 - Part 1 of 5


                      from Richard Whitenight Added 37 0 0

                      This is part 1 of a 5 part video documenting several trains I observed on this date. I set up on the UP Kearney Sub at Dove Hill Rd, on the west side of Kearney. On this date, maintenance of way crews were working on track #2.

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