Union Pacific

 

On Sunday, March 13, 2005, UP SD90/43 8150 is leading a train off the Searles Branch, next to the airport in Mojave, CA.
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UP 8008 GE ES44AC

UP 8008 is classified as a AC45CCTE by UP. Reportedly: UP 8008 was built in 2012 by GE as a model ES44AC, builders number 61079.
UP 8008 Leading a train at Redding, CA
On Thursday August 17, 2017, at 6:30 p.m., Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) ES44AC 8008 leads two units on a northbound manifest at Balls Ferry Rd & Black Lane south of Redding, CA.
UP SD9043MAC EMD 8013
  • UP SD70M 2001, one of two UP Olympic commemorative units, is in Milpitas, CA on March 26, 2012.
    Nikon D2Hs Digital Image: 2012032601.29
  • UP SD9043AC 8013 on a set of four units passing the yard office at Milpitas, CA under grey skies on March 26, 2012. The set is UP 8507, 2001, 5053 and 8013. The set left Milpitas as the EMIPOM 26.
    Nikon D2Hs Digital Image: 2012032601.37
  • UP SD9043AC 8013 is at the rear of a set of four units at Milpitas, CA on March 26, 2012. The set is UP 8507, 2001, 5053 and 8013. The set left Milpitas as the EMIPOM 26.
    Nikon D2Hs Digital Image: 2012032601.40
  • UP SD70ACe 8507 is at the front of a set of four units backing up at Milpitas, CA on March 26, 2012. The set is UP 8507, 2001, 5053 and 8013. The set left Milpitas as the EMIPOM 26.
    Nikon D2Hs Digital Image: 2012032601.48
  • UP SD70ACe 8507 is at the front of a set of four units backing up at Milpitas, CA on March 26, 2012. The set is UP 8507, 2001, 5053 and 8013. The set left Milpitas as the EMIPOM 26.
    Nikon D2Hs Digital Image: 2012032601.59
  • UP SD70ACe 8507 is at the front of a set of four units backing up at Milpitas, CA on March 26, 2012. The set is UP 8507, 2001, 5053 and 8013. The set left Milpitas as the EMIPOM 26.
    Nikon D2Hs Digital Image: 2012032601.55

UP 8047 GE C45ACCTE

UP Sand Pass stack train
At West Sano, Nevada in Sand Pass on June 22, 2013 at 11:40 a.m. a Union Pacific eastbound Stack Train has 8047, 7749.

UP 8057 GE ES44AC, UP designation C45AH

According to good sources UP 8057 was built in 2013 by GE as a model GE ES44AC-H. One of 60 ES44AC heavy units, number series 8052-8111.
UP 8057 in Roseville
On June 29, 2014 UP 8057 is the DPU on the back of an eastbound 2+1 Union Pacific no-grainer, with UP 7922, 3933 and DPU 8057 in Roseville, CA.

UP 8060 GE ES44AC, UP designation C45AH

Reportedly (sources) one of 60 ES44AC heavy units, number series 8052-8111. These units are 432,000 lb. "AH" types similar to CSXT's, except for the Hi-Ad trucks, and called C45AH's by U.P. GE serial numbers 61868-61927.
Business train in San Jose
UP northbound officers special at San Carlos St. in San Jose, CA with GEVOs 8060 and 8059 and business cars Stanford and Sunset at 11:20 am on March 13, 2014.

UP 8077 GE ES44AC, UP designation C45AH

Reportedly (sources) one of 60 ES44AC heavy units, number series 8052-8111. These units are 432,000 lb. "AH" types similar to CSXT's, except for the Hi-Ad trucks, and called C45AH's by U.P. GE serial numbers 61868-61927.
UP 8077 leading manifest
UP 8077, 8104, 8076 and 3780 leads a southbound manifest & lumber off the east valley line into Roseville, CA at about 4:05 p.m. on Sunday April 27, 2014. At CP RV 107 Washington, MP 106.6.
  • Photo of 8077 leading manifest.
    Nikon F100, 28~75mm f2.8 Tamron, Analog Image Ektachrome 100G Slide, Machine Scan 2014051204ph.9
  • Photo of 8077, roster.
    Nikon F100, 28~75mm f2.8 Tamron, Analog Image Ektachrome 100G Slide, Machine Scan 2014051204ph.11
UP 8105 EMD SD9043MAC
The MRORV on August 14, 2010 is being led by SD9043MAC UP 8105 at Troy. Other power on the train is the 4004, 4987 and the 5559.
Nikon F6, Fujichrome Astia Analog Image: 2010091001_06
UP 8107 EMD SD9043MAC
UP SD9043MAC 8107 is shown at the Roseville, CA Shops at 6:25 p.m. on August 13, 2010.
Nikon D300s, Digital Image: 2010081601_064
UP 8133 EMD SD9043AC | DPU 5575 | Close on 5575
Union Pacific SD9043AC 8133 leads the 7076 and the 4005, with C44AC-CTE 5575 as a DPU, on the 8133 was on the MRVRO 14, an eastbound manifest, at Shed Ten on California's Donner Pass Line, at 4:45 p.m. on August 14, 2010.
Nikon D300s Digital Images: 2010081601_154 | 2010081601_156 | 2010081601_157

UP 8135, SD9043AC, UP Series 8052-8308

UP 8135 was an EMD SD9043MAC. It reportedly was built in 1997, as an EMD SD9043MAC UP 8135 construction number 966714-6.
UP 8135 in Roseville
Then new Union Pacific (UP) SD9043AC 8135 leads NS 6505 two UP SD40-2s and a tunnel motor approaching Roseville, CA on Tuesday, Aug 12, 1997.

UP 8150, SD9043AC, UP Series 8052-8308

According to good sources UP 8150 was built in 1997 by EMD as a model SD90/43AC, builders number 966714-76, UP model designation SD90/43, from UP series 8052-8308. Later renumbered UP 3552.
UP SD90/43 8150 at Mojave
On Sunday, March 13, 2005, UP SD90/43 is leading a train off the Searles Branch, next to the airport in Mojave, CA.
UP 8162 EMD SD9043AC Approaching in shadows | Entering Shed 10
Union Pacific SD9043AC 8162 is leading an eastbound manifest toward Shed 10 on Sunday August 15, 2010 at 5:45 pmon one of the single tracked portions of Donner Pass.
Nikon D300s Digital Images: 2010081601_173 | 2010081601_180
UP 8185 EMD SD9043MAC Fuji 160 | Kodak 160 NC
Union Pacific SD9043AC 8185 is sitting at Santa Clara Depot on Sunday, October 3, 2010.
Analog Image, Fujicolor 160 Negative, Scan 2010100501_027 | Analog Image, Kodak 160 NC Negative, Scan 2010102601_003

UP 8190 EMD SD9043MAC

8190 as DPU in Sand Pass
On June 22, 2013 9:30 a.m. in Nevada, near Sand Pass during the Donner detours, at the 389 Crossing is a Union Pacific westbound manifest, with 7698 and DPU 8190, this is near the Dry Valley Rec Area. Ken and I talked to a UP maintenance guy there who told us of the crew patch. This train was patched at this location.
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  • Photo of DPU 8190 shoving.
    Nikon D300s Digital Image: 2013062404ph.3
  • Photo of train heading away.
    Nikon D600 Digital Image: 2013062405ph.36

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