Union Pacific Chimney Rock

Watercolor… in November of 2016, a road trip took me along Route 92, which flanks National Historic Site, Chimney Rock in western Nebraska. As I traveled, I passed or was passed by several long Union Pacific trains… Powder River Basin coal loads southeast and empties northwest… with a small but interesting variety in power. Here we have Union Pacific (UP) #8331 at the head of Kansas City Southern (KCS) #4097, a pair of EMD SD70ACe locomotives built in 2005, and former Southern Pacific (SP) #277, a GE AC44CW built in 1995 and patched UP #6321… pulling a load with a trailing pair of armour yellow helpers pushing on the tail. That’s well in excess of 20,000 combined horsepower. Chimney Rock, sadly… has lost over half of its height to wind & erosion since those 8 ox power, Oregon Trail wagon trains started using it as a route landmark in the early 19th century.

Size of Painting: 14" x 20" ... a giclee print is 9x12" on 11x14" paper.

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