Rail Blog :: January 10, 2016

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.

November 11, 2011

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.

UP X-844 pulling into Delta, UT UP 1996 Southern Pacific Heritage Unit UP X-844 and UP 1996 Jim Adams water tender UP X-844 UP X-844 UP X-844

September 5, 2015

MSCWC (Manifest: Salt Lake, UT to West Colton, CA)

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.

MSCWC highballs Lynndyl CSX 4051 & UP 3943 UP 3943 & UP 1652 UP 1996 UP 1996 UP 1996 Mid-train DPU's