An eastbound coal load, which just came off the Craig Branch, sits in the siding at Yarmony to wait for UP's Manager Special. The conductor from the coal train gives a friendly wave to the engineer on the special. Notice anything unusual about the power on the coal train? You may have noticed that the second unit is an SD70M. It is exceptionally rare to find a unit with DC-traction motors on coal trains these days. There is some speculation that, with the closing of Burnham, UP has to grab whatever power they can find when a units with AC-traction fails.
Email Questions or Comments to the Webmaster.