The desert of Utah in many places looks like something from a Fairy Tale. From the Red Rock Deserts to the Book Cliffs, Utah is spectacular.... The Rio Grande built thru some of this beauty. He... (more)
Thunderstorms deluge the book cliffs of the Green River desert as westbound Amtrak California Zephyr streaks west betweeen Vista and Woodside sidings.
A westbound Rio Grande freight flies down Vista Hill and towards the abandoned community of Woodside, flashing across the Moderne-style overpass of abandoned highway US 6/50. The Green River Dese... (more)
Rolling along the ex Rio Grande, engineer and RP contributor Tom Magazin has Amtrak's Phase 1 heritage locomotive up to track spped leading the California Zephyr.
AMTK 156 West races the sunset on the planet of Mars, with the California Zephyr in tow... Really, its Eastern Utah, not Mars!
Taken from the hill below the old Woodside cemetery Amtrak #6 rounds the curve and prepares to accelerate and climb the grade up to Vista.
Thunderstorms blacken the Book Cliffs of the Green River Desert as a 15 car westbound Zephyr races out of desolate Woodside, Utah, on the Rio Grande.
DRGW 5360 and 5410 are on home rails handling a hot Z-train from Salt Lake City to Denver.