The sanders are wide open as a Utah Railway coal train tries to gain traction up the Price River Canyon.
With two Rio Grande SD40T-2s added as a point helper, a westbound freight climbs along the Price River at Castle Gate, Utah, on the afternoon of September 7, 1995. The helpers will be removed at K... (more)
A quartet of EMD SD40s lead a Utah Railway coal empty east through Price Canyon at Castle Gate on Jan. 20, 1992.
Don't let that yellow fool you! This train is operated by Utah Railway, not Union Pacific. UTAH employees marked December 26th 2016 with the annotation "The End" on their train schedule ... (more)
A battle-worn Southern Pacific SD40T-2 leads a 102 car MDVRO train through Price Canyon at Castle Gate on Aug. 26, 2000.
After helping a 97 car MDVRO manifest freight from Helper to Soldier Summit, a quartet of Rio Grande tunnel motors drift through Castle Gate on Aug. 19, 2000. In the background is Utah Power & Lig... (more)
By July of 2000, it just didn't get any better than this. Rio Grande SD40T-2s No. 5354, 5347, 5401, 5345, and 5349 help the MDVRO train climb the 2.53% grade through Castle Gate, cut in 45 cars de... (more)
A three way meet is in the works at Castle Gate in Price Canyon on July 7, 2000. UP 7078 leads Utah Railway's CWCLX-07 (Willow Creek to Los Angeles, export coal), SP 8249 leads UP's ZDVRO-07 (Denv... (more)
A Utah Railway coal train with Union Pacific power loads at the Willow Creek mine at Castle Gate on July 7, 2000. Cyprus Plateau Mining began operations at Willow Creek in 1998. On August 1, 2000,... (more)
A pair of DPUs push a manifest freight up the west slope of Soldier Summit.
All new GE locomotives and aluminum coal hoppers load at the new Willow Creek coal mine at Castle Gate in Price Canyon on Oct. 11, 1999.
A pair of back to back EMD SD60Ms pull a 62 car MDVRO manifest freight across Royal Road at Castle Gate on Oct. 22, 1999. In less than eight months, SD60Ms working on Soldier Summit would be super... (more)
Union Pacific's Denver to Salt Lake City UPS train zigs and zags through Price Canyon on August 19, 1998.
Six Rio Grande tunnel motors help a Co-Op to Intermountain Power coal train through Price Canyon on Aug. 29, 1998.
UP 5688 pushing up a coal train at Castle Gate. In the background, one of the region's many coal loading facilities can be seen.