Union Pacific 8261


You want to hear something funny? Or at least something that I think it sort of funny (in the sense of huh, that’s interesting). When I post pictures of Union Pacific trains, my response I get on Twitter that day is essentially crickets. The people that have followed me on Twitter seem to be only BNSF fans, so when a UP train pops up… there’s very little response.

I think UP trains look spectacular, and they’re rarer through here than BNSF trains are. But I don’t prefer one over the other, when it comes to appreciation of them. Trains are trains; and trains are cool.

UP 8261: GE C45AH
UP 8891: EMD SD70ACe
UP 8575: EMD SD70ACe
UP 5685: GE C45ACCTE
UP 8499: EMD SD70ACe

I don’t know what these cars carry: Sand for fracking? Grain? Powdered concrete? Pick your favorite, and imagine it’s that.


4 thoughts on “Union Pacific 8261

  1. SnapperTrx

    I would imagine they are carrying tons and tons of Pop Rocks candy. Heaven help us if some soda were to get into those containers….

    1. matt Post author

      That would be a pretty interesting mess… like some psychedelic bird dropping all over the landscape.

      I don’t think I’d want to be standing there next to it if that were to happen. I can’t stand being sticky.

      1. SnapperTrx

        Ha, ha. Yeah. Love those pop rocks, but I couldn’t imagine what a giant pile of them would look like once activated. I’m sure if I did a YouTube search someone has already tried it. If not, they should!

        1. matt Post author

          Indeed… definitely less chance of getting sticky if I’m only watching it on YouTube.


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