The DPU units on a southbound empty coal train begins the trek down the mountains of Soldier Summit on a gorgeous Winter afternoon
I wanted to back up a little further from the tracks for this shot but could not. The private road behind me was not plowed and high snow berms created by plowing out the public road crossing dire... (more)
Amtrak's number 6, the California Zephyr, passes underneath, the signal bridge, at Soldier Summit, with a fourteen car train.
It's a somewhat rare occasion, especially in the winter, to get to se... (more)
After assisting a coal train on the grade from Helper to Soldier Summit, Union Pacific's Second Help, consisting of seven Rio Grande tunnel motors, retrieves three wreck damaged AC4400CWs for a sp... (more)
The Magnificent Seven: after helping a Savage to Trona coal train to Soldier Summit, Rio Grande SD40T-2s No. 5345, 5410, 5349, 5373, 5400, 5392, and 5347 return to Helper Yard on Aug. 19, 2000.
Rio Grande to the rescue! Due to mechanical ills plaguing the road power, a point helper was called to assist a late running Union Pacific Denver to Salt Lake City UPS (and Coors beer) train from ... (more)
On a beautiful August morning. Amtrak 5 and 117 pull California Zephyr train number 6 thought the west end of Soldier Summit.
Utah Ry’s #5006 is kicking up some fresh snow cruising down the east side of the Soldier Summit grade at Colton, Utah. It’s train of empty rapid discharge hoppers owned by the IPP Power Plant is h... (more)
Dropping off a pair of old hoppers at Soldier Summit before coupling to a coal train.
A trio of UP locomotives is being prepared to couple up to a parked coal train at Soldier Summit. I returned more than two hours later and the crew was still trying to get the brake pressure pump... (more)
The quaking aspens were ablaze on Soldier Summit during the first day of autumn, 2016.
Southern Pacific 100, the first of 279 new GE AC4400CWs leads a Trona, California to Skyline, Utah coal train over 7440 ft. Soldier Summit on July 15, 1995.
Union Pacific's Denver to Salt Lake City manifest freight overtakes a Utah Railway coal train at Soldier Summit on Oct. 2, 1999.
The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey circus train crests 7440 ft. Soldier Summit on June 14, 2016. The 59 car special was traveling between Colorado Springs and Las Vegas via the Rio Grande f... (more)
A matched quartet of Rio Grande tunnel motors lead a 44 car Salt Lake City to Denver manifest freight at Soldier Summit on Feb. 8, 1997.