Union Pacific's world famous steam 4-8-4 No. 844 leads an 18 car NRHS passenger special out of Helper, meeting a CSMGV-21 coal train along the way. June 23, 1997
And they're off!
A BNSF grain train ducks under the classic Rio Grande era signal bridge at West Helper.
BNSF Railway's Stockton, CA to Denver, CO trackage rights manifest glides east by Pistol Pete's Drive-In on North Main Street in Helper.
Anyone who knows me understands that I'm a die-hard steam fan. But I've got a soft spot for certain diesels, too. Take, for instance, the EMD SD70ACe - an engine that's a class act all the way.... (more)
At North Main and D Streets, a loaded UP coal train begins the 24 mile climb up Price River Canyon to Soldier Summit. The coal load has a 3 unit manned helper cut in 66 cars behind the head end po... (more)