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Date: 05/23/23 14:01
UP Passenger Special This Morning
Author: TheNavigator

Having arrived a night or two ago via the Yuma Sub, the 10-car UP passenger train departed LATC for Council Bluffs this morning by way of Cajon Pass.

Because of the usual morning May gray/June gloom overcast in the LA basin and valleys, the closest direct sunlight was Summit and east.  We set up at MP 42 in Hesperia but, as the train was running with the flow of freight traffic and didn’t appear to have any special priority, the sun angle was a bit less than desired by the time it rolled past.  Even so, it was worth the drive and wait, and gave me a chance to catch up in person with a railfan friend who was in the area after having relocated out of state.  As always, thanks for the heads up and position reports this morning.

Thanks for looking,
GK

1.  Instead of the usual 4404 as the lead motor, today 6965 and 4533 led cars 2066, Columbia River, Pony Express, Kenefick, 5769, Portola, Omaha, Walter Dean, City of Los Angeles, and Fox River at MP42.

2.  Closer view of 6965.

3.  On-board personnel, presumably enjoying the ride.
 



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/23/23 14:07 by TheNavigator.








Date: 05/23/23 14:32
Re: UP Passenger Special This Morning
Author: MacBeau

Great catch, especially that first image.
—Mac



Date: 05/23/23 14:55
Re: UP Passenger Special This Morning
Author: RayH

Nice catch Gary.



Date: 05/23/23 16:51
Re: UP Passenger Special This Morning
Author: callum_out

Very nice, still miss the nose wings but that's a pretty darn good looking train!

Out 



Date: 05/23/23 17:21
Re: UP Passenger Special This Morning
Author: NiagaraMike

Great looking train !



Date: 05/23/23 18:25
Re: UP Passenger Special This Morning
Author: SCKP187

Beautiful shots—really like the first one. That is the same train I shot last week in Oklahoma when it was moving from Texas to Council Bluffs—-but 4533 was the only power
Brian Stevens

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Date: 05/23/23 21:23
Re: UP Passenger Special This Morning
Author: oyw

Nice work Gary, glad you waited it out!



Date: 05/23/23 22:05
Re: UP Passenger Special This Morning
Author: ble692

UP 6965 is fresh out of modernization at Wabtec. Delivery back to the UP was on May 15th. It was built in December 2000 as UP AC6000CW 7576.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/23/23 22:07 by ble692.



Date: 05/24/23 09:32
Re: UP Passenger Special This Morning
Author: jgilmore

Very nice!

JG



Date: 05/24/23 13:40
Re: UP Passenger Special This Morning
Author: NPRocky

I wonder if there's a recent roster of the UP passenger fleet.  Didn't they just get rid of a bunch of cars, mostly coaches?



Date: 05/24/23 15:49
Re: UP Passenger Special This Morning
Author: atsf121

Great photos of the ghost of the City of LA. Too bad that’s not a regular passenger train for us mortals, it sure looks good.

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Date: 05/24/23 19:01
Re: UP Passenger Special This Morning
Author: dan

eastbound from ogden i would think now any info  for down line?



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