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
A BNSF Railway Provo to Denver trackage rights manifest tops 7440 ft. Soldier Summit on Sept. 22, 2014. Stands of vibrant quaking aspen trees line the right of way this time of year along the form... (more)
Interior view of Rio Grande's Budd dining car 'Silver Banquet' cresting Soldier Summit on Sept. 4, 1976.
Interior view of Rio Grande's Budd dome observation car 'Silver Sky' cresting Soldier Summit on Sept. 4, 1976.
A Union Pacific inspection special crests 7440 ft. Soldier Summit on the evening of July 26, 2014.
Union Pacific's Intermountain Power to Skyline coal empty has crested 7440 ft. Soldier Summit and now glides east toward the Pleasant Valley Sub connection at Colton. July 26, 2014