Since it has been so long since I have posted a new Rail Blog I wanted to try something a little different for this first post of the new year. Over the last few months I have had the chance to catch Union Pacific's Southern Pacific heritage unit several times. So with that being said here are a few pictures from each time I have caught it. And for good measure I have added pictures from the first time that I was able to catch UP 1996.
Engines: UP X-844 (4-8-4), UP 1996 (SD70ACe) :: Location: Delta, UT :: Milepost: Sharp Sub, MP 733.6
Sadly I have no idea what the symbol was for this train but I do know it was in celibration of the 150th anniversary of Union Pacific. This was my first and only time catching UP X-844.
Engines: UP 7411 (C45ACCTE), UP 7854 (C45ACCTE), UP 4959 (SD70M), CSX 4051 (SD40-3), UP 3943 (SD70M), UP 1652 (SD40N), UP 1996 (SD70ACe), UP 7393 () :: Location: Lynndyl, UT :: Milepost: Lynndyl Sub, MP 666
Normally the MSCWC passes through Lynndyl in the early morning but for some odd reason it was running behind and I was able to catch it as it passed through Lynndyl. I knew it was the DPU but I did not know where in the train it was located at and as luck would have it UP 1996 caught me by surprise in the middle of the train.