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Union Pacific Photos of Tehachapi and Fresno Sub

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A ZBRLA rolls through Soledad Canyon behind Metrolink 216 in the middle of the afternoon of Monday, August 4, 2003. Power is 4981-3163-5900 with 82 cars in tow. Date:
2003-08-04
Added:
2007-08-11
UP 3911 forwards pile driver SPMW8003 and its little train of support cars through the Antelope Valley at Oban, CA on January 17, 2005. The pile driver is being taken to the Coast Line to work on wash outs between Santa Barabra and San Luis Obispo. Date:
2005-01-17
Added:
2007-08-11
UP 3911 forwards pile driver SPMW8003 and its little train of support cars through the Antelope Valley at Oban, CA on January 17, 2005. The pile driver is being taken to the Coast Line to work on wash outs between Santa Barabra and San Luis Obispo. Date:
2005-01-17
Added:
2007-08-11
SD60M's 2325 and 2233 have the Blitz Local well in hand at Rosamond, CA on January 17, 2005. So they don't have to run around their train, the crew has put a engine on each end of the train; with only 7 cars, two SD60M's is actually overkill, but it does make them more efficient. Date:
2005-01-17
Added:
2007-08-11
A UP coal train sits in the siding at Fleta, CA on December 22, 1998 with a standard UP starter set of AC4400CW 6581, SD90/43MAC 8101 and SP AC4400CW 211. Date:
1998-12-22
Added:
2007-08-11
Norfolk Southern SD70 2575 has probably worked in the mountains for most of her short career, but not these mountains and not this job. On October 11, 2004, she pulls out of the Mojave Yard with three cars for Lancaster and Palmdale on the old Blitz Local. Date:
2004-10-11
Added:
2007-08-11
Norfolk Southern SD70 2575 leaves Mojave with three cars on the old Blitz Local and is already getting up to track speed. A BNSF stack train is transitioning from the BNSF main to the UP line in the background. Date:
2004-10-11
Added:
2007-08-11
Another LOB83 brings a cut of empty cement up the grade from Mojave to Monolith. 6329-6211-2470 are working upgrade at Cameron on January 19, 2004. Date:
2004-01-19
Added:
2007-08-11
UP 6329 leads an LOB83 as it delivers a cut of empties at Monolith. Empty cars are either gravity fed into the plant or are hostled by a Trackmobile. Date:
2004-01-19
Added:
2007-08-11
An LOB83 completes its switching task at Monolith and is about to take a string of about a dozen loaded cement hoppers down the hill to Mojave. Power is 2465-2370-6272 on a bright May 24, 2004. Date:
2004-05-24
Added:
2007-08-11
Three AC44CTE's, 5724-5743-5760, idle in the siding at Tehachapi Summit waiting for a new crew to come and continue its run north. With the tie replacement gang working on the north slope of the pass, the UP has elected to tie down several northbound freights along the line. Date:
2005-01-17
Added:
2007-08-11
GEVO prototype AC45CTE 5698 roars through the curves out of Tunnel 10 in the Tehachapi's, with SD70M 4346 and former Rio Grande SD50 9850. Two AC44CTE's are pushing on 70 cars on a sunny January 17, 2005. Date:
2005-01-17
Added:
2007-08-11
A northbound manifest rounds the coner at the south end of Woodford on a hazy October 11, 2004. Three GE's (5723-9768-5729) have 89 cars in tow, most of them empties. Date:
2004-10-11
Added:
2007-08-11
A UP westbound rolls down hill through Woodford on the north slope of Tehachapi. Power on this nice October 18, 1999 is UP3306-UP2637-SP8153-SP6800. Date:
1999-10-18
Added:
2007-08-11
Two EMD leasers lead a UP train up the mountain at Woodford, CA on November 3, 1998. Date:
1998-11-03
Added:
2007-08-11
A northbound rolls into Bealville on May 24, 2004 with 4046-6281-4831. Date:
2004-05-24
Added:
2007-08-11
A UP northbound drifts down grade at Bealville powered by 8521-9311-9363-6275-6280-6049. Date:
2001-10-08
Added:
2007-08-11
A MWCEU comes onto the double track at Bena and is a few minutes from a crew change at Bakersfield. Power is 5767-5736-9048 on September 15, 2003. Date:
2003-09-15
Added:
2007-08-11
Out in the Central Valley, an auto train rolls through Cawelo, CA with 9467 and 9746 on October 14, 2002. Date:
2002-10-14
Added:
2007-08-11
Renumbered GP40-2 1346 still wears its classic Rio Grande paint. Cawelo, CA, October 14, 2002. Date:
2002-10-14
Added:
2007-08-11
A short northbound creeps through a slow order at Fairmead, CA with UP SD70M's 4659 and 4706 and HLCX SD40-2 6092 on June 20, 2005. Date:
2005-06-20
Added:
2007-08-11
October 11, 1999 finds another EMD SD70M in the lead, this time in the Central Valley as a southbound UP train with EMD7017, SP9803, and UP3667 passes the Zacky Farms grain elevator at Traver, CA. Date:
1999-10-11
Added:
2007-08-11
Freshly repainted UP B40-8's 5698 and 5629 handle the chore of a ribbon rail train at Malaga, CA, just south of Fresno on a bright October 11, 1999. Date:
1999-10-11
Added:
2007-08-11
UP 5450-7635-5143-5318 slow a northbound train at Tehachapi Summit to keep the train away from the railroad crossings in downtown Tehachapi. DPU units 5449-5416 are on the back end of the train. Date:
2007-09-08
Added:
2007-10-21
A UP northbound is completing its air test at the north end of Fresno Yard with 5499-9808-5270-5052-5508 on the head end. Date:
2006-08-15
Added:
2007-10-21
A southbound is getting ready to enter Fresno Yard on August 15, 2006, with UP 8363-9649-CEFX3164. Date:
2006-08-15
Added:
2007-10-21
UP 8363 at Fresno, CA, August 15, 2006. Date:
2006-08-15
Added:
2007-10-21
CEFX SD40-2 3164 at Fresno, CA, August 15, 2006. Date:
2006-08-15
Added:
2007-10-21
UP 8109-7737-5453 start down the Tehachapi Pass at Cable. Engine 8391 is the DPU on the tail end. Date:
2015-10-02
Added:
2015-10-12
At sunset, UP 7475-8263-7235 accelerate through the high-wide detector at Tehachapi. Date:
2015-10-02
Added:
2015-10-12
UP 7475 North glints in the sunset. Date:
2015-10-02
Added:
2015-10-12
Shiny trailers on UP 7475 North at Tehachapi Summit. Date:
2015-10-02
Added:
2015-10-12
UP northbound with 5938-3800-5476 climbs up into Monolith. Date:
2015-10-03
Added:
2015-10-12
DPU 5720 brings up the rear of UP 5938 North. Date:
2015-10-03
Added:
2015-10-12
8017-4121-2558 lead a northbound at a new spot for me, Warren. Date:
2015-10-03
Added:
2015-10-12
UP 8022 splits the new intermediate signals at Warren. 8022-8106-2532-7490 with DPU 2560. Date:
2015-10-03
Added:
2015-10-12
UP 5453 South meets the helper on UP 8022 North at Warren. Date:
2015-10-03
Added:
2015-10-12
5453-4876-8185-3828 are heading south at Warren. Date:
2015-10-03
Added:
2015-10-12
UP 7699-4702-8358 passes BNSF 6868 North at Warren. Date:
2015-10-03
Added:
2015-10-12
UP 8070 South at Warren, CA Date:
2015-10-03
Added:
2015-10-12
UP 2563 climbs out of Mojave with a empty rail train. Date:
2015-10-03
Added:
2015-11-07
UP 7352-8055-8204-7749-7345-8127-2525 with 8037 on the tail end as a DPU crest the Tehachapi Summit on the morning of October 4, 2015 Date:
2015-10-04
Added:
2015-11-07
UP 7352 South charges into the rain on a dark October 4th, 2015 morning. Date:
2015-10-04
Added:
2015-11-07
Dark background for tank cars on the UP 7352 South. Date:
2015-10-04
Added:
2015-11-07
UP 7970-5369-8008 with 5846-7502 as tailend DPU pull up to a stop at Woodford to wait for a couple of northbounds. Date:
2015-10-04
Added:
2015-11-08
The Fresno-Roseville freight with 2481-2268-9923 Date:
2015-10-04
Added:
2015-11-08
UP 2481 North races along Highway 99 north of Madera. Date:
2015-10-04
Added:
2015-11-08
UP SD70M's 4529 and 4805 are on work train duty with the GREX ballast train in the Summit Siding at Tehachapi. Date:
2016-02-07
Added:
2017-01-01
UP 8154 and 7625 with DPU 2613 pass under the high-wide detector at Summit. Date:
2016-02-07
Added:
2017-01-01
UP 2613 brings up the end of XUP8154N. Date:
2016-02-07
Added:
2017-01-01
UP 5441-4429-4348 sit at the bottom Mojave Yard, ready to take another train to West Colton. Date:
2016-02-09
Added:
2017-01-01
UP 2613 and 7625 lead another stack train on BNSF 7505's heels with 8154 as a DPU. These three units, in a different order, had a northbound stack train two days earlier. Date:
2016-02-09
Added:
2017-01-02
Modern new power on the Tehachapis: 2636-2583-8083-2562-2622 with DPU 7952 howl out of Tunnel 2 down grade towards Bakersfield. Date:
2016-04-15
Added:
2017-01-02
OK, something to chase, a northbound UP with a clean SD70ACe 8653, followed by CSX AC44CW 252 and UP SD70M 2002, still in its Olympic blue from 2002. Woodford, CA northbound. Date:
2016-04-15
Added:
2017-01-02
UP 8653-CSX252-2002 rolls northbound across the Bealville road crossing. Date:
2016-04-15
Added:
2017-01-02
UP 2666-2580-2623 with DPU 2620-2582 crawl upgrade at Cable. Date:
2016-04-16
Added:
2017-01-02
UP 2666-2580-2623 with DPU 2620-2582 crawl upgrade at Cable. Date:
2016-04-16
Added:
2017-01-02
Northbound UP with 8149-7694-6863 has a train of stacks under control at Woodford. Date:
2016-04-16
Added:
2017-01-02
One of several freights at Monolith in the morning of April 17, 2016, UP 6671-2546-8592 roll a mixed bag of freight southbound. Date:
2016-04-17
Added:
2017-01-02
UP 2683-2598-4527 round the sharp corner at Tunnel 2 in the Tehachapis. Date:
2016-09-09
Added:
2017-04-16
UP 2604-8120-8535 with 2 DPU's grind up the siding at Woodford to await some traffic coming down the grade. Date:
2016-09-10
Added:
2017-04-16
A Z-train with 2607-9008 up front and 7705 pushing on 69 platforms roars up through Woodford. Date:
2016-09-10
Added:
2017-04-16
UP 7822-2590-4310 with 2 DPU's rolls southbound through Monolith. Date:
2016-09-11
Added:
2017-04-16

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