Saturday, August 20 and Sunday, August
21, 2005 trains at Union Station in Little Rock. Included during these
two days: UP: 9833,
1982, 9420, 4897, 2765 (with fresh UP paint - you could actually smell
the new paint as it went by - a future UP Heritage unit celebrating
UP?), 9389, 4402 (first of TEN locomotives on this train), 9533, 3831.
*** CSX: 9031, 4737,
4785, 8587, 7707. *** NS:
3534, 9399. *** LTEX:
6900. *** CEFX:
2100. *** MKT Green hopper, one load of logs. It was again
hot as the blazes, about 98 with heat index 106.
CSX 9031, 10:26 a.m. August 20.
UP 9553, 3:19 p.m. Aug 20.
NS 9399, 3:58 p.m. Aug 20.
UP 1982 MoPac Heritage, 5:18 p.m. Aug 21, 2005.
This was the first time this locomotive had been in Arkansas after
being released to the system July 30.
August 21, 2005. CSX 4737, 10:04 a.m.
UP 9420, 10:26 a.m. Aug 21.
UP 4897, 10:37 a.m.
Bright, shiny,newly painted UP 2765. You could smell the new paint as
it went by. We thought this ought to be the UP Heritage
locomotive, celebrating UP's heritage (ha).
Green MKT hopper.
A family visiting Little Rock driving back to California brought their
little boy to watch some trains. I gave him a copy of the August 2005
Arkansas Railroader (which I edit) that had a picture of Thomas the
Tank engine on the cover (taken in Branson, Missouri June 3). The boy
immediately shouted "Thomas Thomas" and eagerly took the 16-page
booklet and looked at all the train pictures. Hopefully a future
UP 9378, 12:11 p.m. Aug 21.
UP 4402, the first of TEN locomotives in this consist of the southbound
train at 12:26 p.m.
Last of the 10 units, No. 9553. The mixed train itself wasn't that
long. Guess it was partially a power move.
A relaltively rare load of logs.
UP 3831, 12:53 a.m.