The California Zephyr heads though some wild and desolate terrain without many signs of life. This scenic area is strikingly beautiful.
The California Zephyr rolls through the barren and stark, yet beautiful countryside of scenic Utah.
The California Zephyr rolls through the barren and stark, yet beautiful countryside of Utah.
The rising sun catches the contours of Amtrak's California Zephyr as it skates eastbound across the Utahan desert floor.
Running from mounting afternoon storms, a westbound automotive train charges across the Utah desert near Floy.
Rolling through the desert moonscape at Floy, Utah, a late-afternoon Rio Grande manifest rolls east toward Colorado.
Dusk on the Moon
In his book Never on Wednesday, photographer Mel Patrick called this area of the Utah desert a “moonscape”, and I can’t imagine anywhere on earth that would... (more)
Short, Fast Freights
Saddled with two rugged mountain crossings, of the Rockies in Colorado and the Wasatch in Utah, the Rio Grande developed an operational philosophy to be compet... (more)
Having just exhausted myself making my way to the top of mound to await the morning's eastbound Zephyr, I sat down at the top and exhaled. An on-time Zephyr bled to twenty minutes late, providing ... (more)
The sun continues to rise as Amtrak's California Zephyr highballs through the Utah desert with on its daily eastward run through the desolate American west.
Amtrak's eastbound California Zephyr rises up from the Green River, and the low point of the Denver & Rio Grande Western mainline, skimming along at the base of Utah's Book Cliffs on a warm summer... (more)
I finally shot my first picture at Floy. Floy is out in Utah's eastern desert on the former D&RGW main.
Amtrak service to Mars! A near on-time eastbound California Zephyr passes through the lunar landscape of Floy, Utah, eastbound on the Rio Grande mainline between Solitude and Floy. T... (more)
California Zephyr passes the wonderful looking scenery at Floy.