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  1. Golden West Bound Stacker

    Golden West Bound Stacker

    A westbound stacker paused on the side of old US Highway 80 in Midland, Texas gets lit up by the golden rays of the setting sun. Union Pacific 7730 and 7737 are both ES44ACs (or C45ACCTEs as UP calls them).
  2. UP passing Jean

    UP passing Jean

    UP4756 and UP4768 pass Jean on the outskirts of Las Vagas with a stack train bound for Yermo. I actually waited to take this illustration for 5 hours. I saw the train awaiting a line up in Vagas and drove ahead to capture it. if I had known how long I would have waited, I would have gone off...
  3. Westbound at Keenbrook

    Westbound at Keenbrook

    UP4792, UP4903, UP4259, UP4119, UP8528 pass the Keenbrook Overlook near Blue Cut with a westbound stacker. The scanner reported this train was 8,722ft long! 6 August 2002.
  4. Olympic Unit at Beaumont

    Olympic Unit at Beaumont

    UP2002 was a great capture at Beaumont Hill on 6 August 2002 with an eastbound stack train. Picked this up on the scanner over two hours before and just sat it out. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

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