El Pinal is a railroad timetable location in Stockton California where Union Pacific’s Sacramento Subdivision splits off from the Fresno Subdivision. Union Pacific’s famous steam locomotive 844 was scheduled for an early spring morning departure. TSG Multimedia was there to catch the action! You’ll see the big 4-8-4 as she heads out to Roseville. Bonus footage features UP 844 at Altamont Pass, on the shore of San Pablo Bay and commemorating the centennial of the completion of the Western Pacific mainline at the famous Keddie Wye.
While UP 844 is the highlight of this DVD, since TSG already had the cameras out at El Pinal, they decided to catch the rest of the day’s action – and there is a lot of action. See a steady parade of Union Pacific freights as they travel through this railroad hot spot. This DVD is the best of both historic and modern Union Pacific!