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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 : 8200-8999

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UP 8228 GE ES44AC-H

UP 8228 is a GE ES44AC-H. Reportedly: UP 8228 was built by GE in 2014 builder number 62643.
UP 8228 on a loaded coal train
In the Powder River Basin at Logan Hill, WY, on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, a Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) westbound 2+3 empty coal train meets an eastbound UP 2+2 loaded coal train. The power on the westbound empty train is UP 7489, 7776 + two unrecorded and 8949. The eastbound loaded train has 6501, 8228 + 6812, 7953.

UP 8230 EMD SD9043MAC

UP 8230 EMD SD9043MAC
Union Pacific SD9043s 8230 and 8076 lead the MRVSJ through the switches and shadows at Santa Clara at 5:33 p.m. on Monday, November 8, 2010. Normally this job has Mondays off.
Nikon D300s Digital Image

Union Pacific 8263, GE ES44AC

UP 8263 is a GE ES44AC GEVO built in 2014.

UP 8263 on a Stack Train

UP 8347 EMD SD70Ace

Spring Garden manifest
A UP eastbound manifest with 8347, 4308, 5926 and DPUs 5249, 7300 blasts through Spring Garden at 4:15 p.m. on June 17, 2013.
Westbound manifest in Sand Pass
A Union Pacific westbound manifest with 8347, 5151, 4228 at 10:13 a.m. east of Sand Pass, NV west of Sano, around milepost 400 on June 23, 2013.

UP 8360 EMD SD70Ace

According to good sources, UP 8360 was built in May 2005 by EMD as a model SD70Ace, builders number 20046610-052, in the series 8309-8783.
UP 8360 in Cisco
At 4:50 p.m., on June 28, 2014, at Cisco, CA an eastbound 3+1 Stack train with UP 8360, 3963, 5300 and DPU 5491 is on number one track going into Tunnel 4.
UP 8456 EMD SD70ACe
Feb. 13, 2010 2:16 p.m. - An eastbound ZDLSK5 12 reefer train, 8456 and 5086 at Baxter, CA. This is one of three trains we saw at this location over a short period of time.
Nikon D300s Digital Images - Image 2010021505_0023, Photo Location Map
UP 8473 EMD SD70ACe | Closer | Even Closer
UP 8473 leads the KLTG1 15, an eastbound stack train, at 10:10 a.m. on August 15, 2010 out of the big hole at Eder, CA on UP's Roseville Subdivision (Donner Pass Line.)
Nikon D300s Digital Images - 2010081601_247 | 2010081601_253 | 2010081601_254

UP SD70ACe EMD 8501

UP 8501 is an EMD SD70ACe. Reportedly: UP 8501 was built by EMD in 2006 as an SD70ACe, builder's number 20056723-78.
8501 Approaching Tunnel 3
On Tuesday, April 13, 2021, Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) 8501, 7147, and 8703 lead a westbound intermodal towards Tunnel 3 and Bealville, CA.
UP SD70ACe EMD 8507
  • 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 8529, EMD SD70ACe

UP 8529 is an EMD SD70ACe. Reportedly: UP 8529 was built by EMD in 2007 builder number 20056753-9.
UP 8529 at Yuba Flat
Union Pacific (UP) 8529 emerges from Tunnel 36 at Yuba Flat on Saturday, August 8, 2015.

UP 8567, EMD SD70ACe

According to good sources UP 8567 was built in 2007 by EMD as a model SD70ACe, builders number 20056753-046, from UP series 8521-8620.
Wyoming Meet
At 1:45 pm on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at Point of Rocks, Wyoming on UP's Rawlins Subdivision westbound and eastbound UP trains meet on the double track. The eastbound train is led by the 8567. The westbound has 4766 and 5730 as DPUs.

UP 8623, EMD SD70ACe

According to good sources UP 8623 was built in 2010 by EMD as a model SD70ACe, builders number 201066888-03, from UP series 8621-8670.
Eastbound UP stack train at Point of Rocks, WY
On Thursday, June 27, 2019 at Point of Rocks Wyoming an Eastbound UP tack train rolls through with 8623, 7216 and 6400.

UP 8629, EMD SD70ACe

According to good sources UP 8629 was built in 2010 by EMD as a model SD70ACe, builders number 201066888-09, from UP series 8621-8670.
Ribbon Rail Train at The Big Hole
UP SD70ACes 8629 & 9076 lead an eastbound ribbon rail train at about 5:40pm on Friday, August 2, 2019 at the crossing at the Big Hole.
Ribbon Rail Train at Boca
Union Pacific SD70ACes 8629 & 9076 lead an eastbound ribbon rail train at about 6:45pm on Friday, August 2, 2019 near Boca, East of Truckee.

UP 8698 EMD SD70ACe

Sand Pass Double stack
At 10:27 a.m. on June 23, 2013 a Union Pacific westbound 1:1 Double Stack with 8698 and DPU 8606 is at around MP400 in Sand Pass, Nevada.

UP 8747 EMD SD70ACe

Grain Train in Canyon
On Wednesday June 19, 2013 at 12:20 p.m. the UP westbound Grain train with 6814, 6273 (SP) and DPU 8747 is at Belden, CA. On Wednesday June 19, 2013 at about 3:00 p.m. DPU 8747 is on a UP westbound Grain train led by 6814 & 6273 (SP) at Pulga, CA.

UP 8809 EMD SD70ACe

According to good sources, UP 8809 was assembled in Mexico by EMD as part of the order 8784-8823.
UP 8809 in Roseville
A westboundUnion Pacific's ZG2OA Stack Train with UP 8809, 5155, 8442, 4312 picks up a new crew on Track One near milepost 105 in Roseville, CA's J.R. Davis Yard 2:50 p.m. Friday, June 27, 2014. The new crew on board the Stack Train heads over Dry Creek.
UP 8809 approaching Shed 47
Snowsheds on the now closed summit section of the Union Pacific's Track One can be seen above an eastbound stack train powered by UP 8809, 5155, 8442, 4312. The train is above Donner Lake and it is nearing Shed 47 in California at 9:35 a.m. on June 28, 2014.
UP 8809 on stack train
On Friday, August 2, 2019 near Boca, east of Truckee, CA an eastbound UP stack train has 8809, 3948 and 7521 for power.

UP 8820 EMD SD70ACe

According to good sources, UP 8809 was assembled in 2013 in Mexico by EMD as part of the order 8784-8823. It's serial number 20126745-037.
UP 8820 on local at Monolith
At 4:15p on Friday May 24, 2019 a southbound UP local at Monolith, CA has UP 7463, 8820.

UP 8949 EMD SD70ACe

UP 8949 is an EMD SD70ACe Reportedly: UP 8949 was built by EMD in 2014 builder number 20136990-053.
UP 8949 on an empty coal train
In the Powder River Basin at Logan Hill, WY, on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, a Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) westbound 2+3 empty coal train meets an eastbound UP 2+2 loaded coal train. The power on the westbound empty train is UP 7489, 7776 + two unrecorded and 8949. The eastbound loaded train has 6501, 8228 + 6812, 7953.

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