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I hope you enjoy these photos as much as I enjoyed taking them. The Union Pacific has come to dominate California Railroading in the 21st century

UP and its subsidiaries

Steve Sloan's Trains : Union Pacific : 5000-5399

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UP 5008 EMD SD70M
On Wednesday June 19, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. an eastbound UP EB Stack Train with 7984, 5008 approaches Pulga, CA where it will take the siding.

UP 5057 EMD SD70M

According to good sources UP 5057 was built in October 2002 by EMD as a model SD70M, builders number 20006223-208. It's in series 5000-5102.
UP 5057 at Emigrant Gap
A westbound Stack Train, UP 5057, 7781, 8343, 6496 at Emigrant Gap in California on the UP Donner Pass Line, 2:40 p.m. June 28, 2014. Lake Spaulding, on the South Yuba River, is in the background. This is likely the ZNPOA?
UP 5108 EMD SD70M
A WB (NB) MWCRV-21 Manifest with 5108, 6666, 7931 passes VTA and commute trains while detouring through San Jose, CA at 1:00 p.m. on May 22, 2013.
  • Approaching the San Carlos St. Bridge
    Nikon D2Hs Digital Image: 2013052201ph.8
  • Looking north from the bridge with a passing VTA train
    Nikon D2Hs Digital Image: 2013052201ph.22

UP 5138, EMD SD70M

UP 5138 is an EMD SD70M. Reportedly: UP 5138 was built by EMD in 2004 as an EMD SD70M builder number M20036562-12.
5138 on a wesbound at Yuba Flat
Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) 7638 is leading a westbound at Yuba Flat on Saturday, August 8, 2015. The headend power is 7638, 5138, 6927.
UP 5223 EMD SD70M
Feb. 14, 2010 1:30 p.m. - UP 5223 5223 on a westbound ZNPOA 12 stack train at Colfax, CA.
Analog Image - Nikon F6, shot on Kodak E100G, Hand Scan 2010022601.5, Photo Location Map
UP 5225 EMD SD70M
On August 15, 2010 at about noon Union Pacific SD70M 5225 leads a westbound ZCSLT 13 stack train approaching the "big hole" at Eder CA on UP's Roseville Sub (Donner Pass.)
Nikon F6, Fujichrome Astia Analog Image: Hand Scan 2010091001.8

UP 5273 GE ES44AC

Vancouver stack train
A Union Pacific northbound stack train led by Union Pacific ES44AC 5273 is briefly stopped at the Vancouver, Washington depot on November 11, 2008.
  • Photo of 5273
    Nikon D2Hs Digital Image 2008111103.15

UP 5274 GE ES44AC, UP model designation C45ACCTE

According to good sources UP 5274 was built in March 2006 by GE as a model ES44AC, builders number 56618. It is part of the 5248-5347 series.
UP 5274 at Cisco
At 8:00 p.m., on June 28, 2014, at Cisco, CA an eastbound 2+1 Union Pacific manifest with UP 7756, 5063 and DPU 5274 are on track one going into Tunnel four.

UP 5291 GE ES44AC, UP model designation C45ACCTE

UP 5291 is an ES44AC. Reportedly UP 5291 was built in 2006 by GE as a ES44AC UP 5291 serial number 56635.
UP 5291 at Emigrant Gap
Feb. 13, 2010 4:20 p.m. — A westbound ZNPOA 11 stack train is shown heading onto the double track at Emigrant Gap, CA on Saturday, February 13, 2010. Photo Location Map
UP 5291 at Midas
Last light — Union Pacific (UP) 5291 is on the ZNPOA 11 stack train at Midas, CA at last light on Saturday, February 13, 2010. Photo Location Map

UP 5294, GE ES44AC

UP 5294 is a GE UP designation AC45CCTE. Reportedly: Reportedly UP 5294 was built in 2006 by GE as a ES44AC UP 5294 serial number 56638.
UP 5294 on MNPRV at Spring Garden
Westbound manifest MNPRV at Spring Garden, CA. Shot at 4:10 pm on October 24, 2009. Power is UP GEVO 5294 and SD70Ms 3829 and 4160. On the back as a DPU, GEVO 7456 is shoving.
UP 5294 on MNPRV at Keddie
Westbound manifest MNPRV at Keddie, CA. Shot at 5 p.m. on October 24, 2009. Power is UP GEVO 5294 and SD70Ms 3829 and 4160. On the back as a DPU, GEVO 7456 is shoving.

UP 5297 GE ES44AC

UP Sand Pass stack train in storm light
At 4:17 p.m. on June 23, 2013 a Union Pacific westbound stack train emerges into a burst of sunshine just east of Sand Pass Siding in the Nevada desert. The consist was 5297, 4436 and DPU 8642 shot with my D600 and 24~120mm f4 lens.
  • Photo of train in distance
    Nikon D600 Digital Image: 2013062407ph.64
  • Photo of train in storm light
    Nikon D600 Digital Image: 2013062407ph.73
  • Photo of train power going away
    Nikon D600 Digital Image: 2013062407ph.82
  • Photo of train DPU 8642
    Nikon D600 Digital Image: 2013062407ph.88
  • Photo of train going away
    Nikon D600 Digital Image: 2013062407ph.90

UP 5314 GE ES44AC, UP model designation C45ACCTE

According to good sources UP 5314 was built in June 2006 by GE as a model ES44AC, builders number 56658. It is in the series 5248-5347.
UP 5314 as DPU with 7411 at Cisco
At 4:50 p.m., on June 28, 2014, at Cisco, CA a westbound 1+1 Stack Train with UP 7411 and 5314 (as the DPU) is on number two track, exiting tunnel 38 going into tunnel 39.
This is the first of two photos of a Union Pacific meet west of La Grande Oregon on June 10, 2007. [See second photo]

UP 5396 GE ES44AC, 5353-5553 series.

Reportedly (sources) 5396 is a GE ES44AC, 5353-5553 series GEVO, UP Designation C45AC-CTE, built in Feb. 2005 builders number 55552.
UP 5396 on Durkee Loop
UP 5396 leads the 5399, 4433, 7618 and 7619 on the former Oregon Railway & Navigation Co. around the Durkee Loop near Durkee, OR on June 11, 2007.

UP 5398, GE ES44AC

UP 5462 is a GE ES44AC, UP designation AC45CCTE. Reportedly: UP 5462 was built by GE in 2005 builder number 55618.
Eastbound at Bealville in 2008
On Sunday, April 13, 2008, Union Pacific (UP) ES44AC (UP designation) C45ACCTE (GEVO) 5398 at Bealville shoves hard at the back of a DPU set on a 3+3 eastbound at Bealville, CA. UP 5472, 4523 and 3793 are leading with 4278, 5379 and 5398 shoveing hard at the back of a DPU set. In this series is a photo where UP GEVO 5462 emerges in a cloud of smoke from the mouth of tunnel 5 on the front of the train near Cliff as 5398 shoves on the rear. Look up towards the top left of that photo.

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