The Rio Grande Zephyr train No. 18 has successfully crossed 7440 ft. Soldier Summit on a wintry March 6, 1977 morning.
Three EMD F45s and four SD40-2s pull a Utah Railway Martin Turn just east of Soldier Summit on Sept. 6, 1985. The train includes 13 loads of ballast and coal empties headed to the mines for reload... (more)
A little less than 38 years ago, the Rio Grande Zephyr train No. 18 crests 7440 ft. Soldier Summit on March 27, 1977.
An astonishing NINE classic Alcos assigned as mid-train helpers, work a Utah Railway coal train approach Soldier Summit the afternoon of Sept. 3, 1978. The consist includes RSD-4s No. 301, 300, 30... (more)
Here's one for the younger set who didn't get to witness a brand new EMD SD40-2. The UP 3488 (with new UP 3451 trailing) lead a Utah Railway Martin Turn west approaching Soldier Summit the afterno... (more)
With a fresh crew on board, a Utah Railway westward coal train slowly accelerates taking the train over the summit and down the western side of the pass.
After cutting out the helpers, Southern Pacific's NSGVC coking coal train departs 7440 ft. Soldier Summit the evening of Sept. 10, 1996. This would become my very last photograph of an SP train be... (more)
After shoving the Coke Breeze from Helper to Soldier Summit, SP's Fifth Help overtakes the NSGVC on Sept. 10, 1996, the last day of operations prior to the merger with Union Pacific.
Between 1953 and 1954, the Denver & Rio Grande Western took delivery of 200 GS (General Service) gondolas from General American. The 46 foot and 70 ton drop bottom cars were utilized initially in ... (more)
Retired SP conductor Gary Smart recalls with fondness the day he was called to work the RODVF train with engineer Kenny Leighter from Roper Yard to Grand Junction. He arrived at Roper on Oct. 15, ... (more)
After shoving a 100 car RODVM to Soldier Summit, D&RGW 5411 and 5381 depart for Castilla to help a second train to the summit. June 1, 1996
SP's Dirt Train local kicks up a little snow at Soldier Summit on New Year's Eve, 1994.
Union Pacific AC4400 6682 is seen leading a westbound M-NYRO (Denver North Yard to Salt Lake Roper Yard) Manifest at Soldier Summit - 05/10/2014
Utah Railway MK50-3 5006 is seen leading a westbound loaded coal train at Soldier Summit - 06/10/2014