Southern Pacific's MOVCC coal empty curves by a brilliant patch of quaking aspen on the Pleasant Valley Sub, bound for the load out at Valley Camp.
Rio Grande train #734 leads 84 Intermountain Power coal empties bound for loading at Skyline on D&RGW's scenic Pleasant Valley Branch.
Before the invasion of the comfort cabs, a quad of EMD/GE motors lead Rio Grande coal train #734 along Scofield Reservoir on D&RGW's scenic Pleasant Valley Branch. The 84 aluminum Intermountain Po... (more)
A trio of new Union Pacific SD60Ms work Rio Grande coal train #735 at the Skyline Mine in Eccles Canyon, Utah. The quaking aspens were just beginning to turn gold on this beautiful Sept. 16, 1989 ... (more)
With vibrant quaking aspens along the hillsides, Rio Grande coal train #734 approaches the Skyline flood loader with 84 empties. The UP 6144, 6142, and 6139 were on loan from the UP at Provo. The ... (more)
In the mid 1970s, the D&RGW rebuilt the moribund Pleasant Valley Branch to serve a new coal mine named Valley Camp. A quad of EMD 40 series motors lead a train of Rio Grande 100 ton cross hoppers ... (more)
Due to heavy snow accumulation along Rio Grande's Pleasant Valley Branch, a crew was called on a sunny March 6, 1983 to clear the line. Jordan Spreader X-40 (blt. 1957) is working the yard tracks ... (more)
While spending a delightful morning fishing with my dad, grandfather, and brother, a coal train appeared along Scofield Reservoir, bound for the Valley Camp mine. I scrambled from the shore up to ... (more)
A trio of brand new EMD SD60M's move Rio Grande coal train #756 (Intermountain Power - Valley Camp) along the shoreline of Scofield Reservoir in Carbon County, Utah.
It's not often that an all but abandoned branchline gets a second chance. Rio Grande's Pleasant Valley Branch in Utah was abandoned in the early 1960's and completely rebuilt in 1975 to serve a ne... (more)
The quiet repose of a small mining community is temporarily shattered as Union Pacific's Valmy, NV to Skyline, UT coal empty ascends the Pleasant Valley Subdivision at Scofield, Utah.
Union Pacific's Valmy, NV to Skyline, UT coal empty rambles slowly along Scofield Reservoir at milepost 11 of UP's Pleasant Valley Subdivision.
Union Pacific's Valmy, NV to Skyline, UT coal empty rambles along the Pleasant Valley Subdivision at Scofield, Utah.
Union Pacific's Valmy, NV to Skyline, UT coal empty rambles through pastureland along UP's Pleasant Valley Subdivision approaching the small town of Scofield.
Union Pacific's Valmy, NV to Skyline, UT coal empty heads east up the Pleasant Valley Subdivision at milepost 11 along Scofield Reservoir. It was a great day to be outside fishing and following tr... (more)