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  1. BNSF 5995 ES44AC

    BNSF 5995 ES44AC

  2. UP 8123 SD90MAC

    UP 8123 SD90MAC

  3. BNSF N/B coal 21-6-13

    BNSF N/B coal 21-6-13

  4. UP 8019 SD9043MAC

    UP 8019 SD9043MAC

  5. CN 102 11-4-15

    CN 102 11-4-15

    Nothing special about this train - very common at this time. Friend just asked for pictures, so I edited them.
  6. Grain train at low tide

    Grain train at low tide

    On Good Friday, a westbound loaded grain train travels along Puget Sound south of Edmonds. As the mid-train DPUs pass the camera, the head end is at MP16. It's hard to see, but on the far right edge of the photo is the U-ROOEVE waiting to go noth.
  7. njurgensen

    Just a few questions about DPUs

    I thought of these questions as I saw a few coals pass by while at work. Which railroad is credited with the first use of DPUs on their trains? Is it run by a remote control or is it wired to reproduce anything the engineer does in the lead unit automatically? Are there any differences...
  8. dpu


    NS GEVO and UP SD90 DPU set assists a westbound manifest down Cajon Pass.
  9. DPUs on a SB coal train

    DPUs on a SB coal train

    On Saturday 3-13-2010 a southbound coal train crosses over from Main 1 to Main 3 at CP Bailey in Seattle.
  10. CP 9522, riding out

    CP 9522, riding out

    DPU engine 9522 coasts down the main to stop. CP 9573, the lead unit, will stop at the fuel pad behind the railway station down town.
  11. BNSF New C4 GEVO through the Bates rock cut..

    BNSF New C4 GEVO through the Bates rock cut..

    BNSF #6602 is the rear DPU on a Inside Gateway Trunk train. This was the 1st test run with the GE test car right behind the two lead C4's... This was my 1st attempt at catching these second trip to the BNSF Fallbridge Subdivision..
  12. Westbound DPUs through the Gorge

    Westbound DPUs through the Gorge

    Two ES44DC's shove on the rear of a 100 + car grain train Westbound through Goodnoe, WA about 15 minutes before the sun rose enough to come over the hills.
  13. Coal train at Edmonds

    Coal train at Edmonds

    A northbound coal train passes by MP 18 in Edmonds, WA.
  14. BNSF 5325

    BNSF 5325

    C44-9W 5325, along with an ex-Conrail unit, are the DPU's on BNSF 4682's Westbound grain train.
  15. Westbound BNSF Grainer

    Westbound BNSF Grainer

    Two DPU's, both of them being ES44's, are helping out the two units that are on the point of this Westbound 100 + car grain train.
  16. The American Lumberjack

    The American Lumberjack

    CN 346 passes with his usual mixture of Sulphur tanks and Lumber products. I love the 346! CN 2406 trails, who would come back to haunt me on Halloween! The 346 doesn't have DPUs so very much anymore...
  17. October In The Railroad Earth

    October In The Railroad Earth

    The desert brush provides fall colors as UP 5403 (DPU) follows a heavy manifest train down Cajon Pass on the Palmdale Cutoff just below CP Silverwood. This train is bound for West Colton, California. Image captured on Oct 18th 2008, which was a beautiful autumn day.
  18. UP DPU

    UP DPU

    Someones misusing DPU capability LOL. Half the train is in the tow, the other half will be lifted down the line to form a typical '1+2' potash train, i.e.: Engine/62 hoppers/2 Engines/62 hoppers (119-125 hoppers in total) Normally this is done by two AC4400CW's up front (1 unit waiting @...
  19. UP 8298

    UP 8298

    After just 10 years of service the decaling is already faltering If UP takes over CP I cant see the power scene changing much, already UP & CEFX SD90MACs everywhere! June 25th, 2008 7:44pm CP N40?, from MP 105.00 Sutherland sub 2 minutes CP 8564-UP 8298-CP 3088-3020-CEFX 1045/hopper/CP...
  20. CP DPU Service

    CP DPU Service

    It's a fact of life on the CP of today. Most every Intermodal traversing the Swift Current sub has a DPU of some sort. Some trains have their second unit cut in mid-train. CP 8837 is shoving on the rear of an Eastbound near Swift Current.

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