The great competitors - eastbound intermodals from UP and BNSF.

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UNION PACIFIC SD60M No. UP 4528 is partnered with former UP colleague No. LTEX 3905, now working for ‘rent a wreck’ leasing firm Larry’s Truck & Electric. The dynamic duo are illustrated pounding their eastbound double stack intermodal through Aurora, Illinois, on May 30th, 2006, not that many miles from their probable destination of Chicago.

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Pictured just east of Flagstaff, Arizona, on April 21st, 2007, three Burlington Northern Santa Fe C44-9Ws and a Union Pacific ‘We Will Deliver’ branded SD9043AC thump along the ‘Transcon’ with a double stack intermodal service. The locomotives were BNSF 4403, BNSF 4863, UP 8045 and BNSF 4470.