Engineer Mike Spera oils around Rio Grande K-37 No. 491 at the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden on the night of November 21, 2014. This narrow gauge 2-8-2 has recently been restored to service a... (more)
Union Pacific's inbound Provo turn meets an outbound Provo to Ogden manifest at University Avenue on Nov. 9, 1996. Plenty of merger power here including both repainted MoPac and CNW units.
Rio Grande SD40T-2s 5403, 5396, 5374, and 5387 pull a 67 car Roper to Denver manifest along the Price River approaching Kyune on a chilly Oct. 12, 1996 morning.
A pair of tunnel motors have been cut in at Helper, and are now assisting a westbound grain train as it climbs to Soldier Summit. It looks like the caboose has seen more tunnels than the SD40T-2's... (more)
Just before sunrise on October 8, 2004, Union Pacific’s LJP45 local heads for the Sunnyside Branch at West Mounds, Utah. Rio Grande SD40T-2 “Tunnel Motor” No. 5371 erupts with smoke as it swings t... (more)
A westbound Rio Grande merchandise train continues its assault on Soldier summit from Helper. Two examples of the D&RGW's newest power are joined by a tunnel motor on the head end.
Despite being owned by Southern Pacific at this time, the Tennessee Pass Helper Terminal at Minturn, Colorado, was filled with Denver & Rio Grande Western power, including this quartet of SD40T-2s... (more)
While running under the Southern Pacific banner, this train is purely DRGW on home turf! DRGW GP40-2 3110, SD45 5339 and GP40 3088 lead SP symbol 1DVROM-21 westbound through Desert Siding, Utah o... (more)
Rio Grande K-37 No. 491 pulls past Consolidation No. 40 at the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden on November 21, 2014. No. 491 is a narrow gauge 2-8-2 that was converted from a standard gauge 2-8... (more)
Engineer Mike Spera looks intently ahead as he eases Rio Grande K-37 No. 491 toward the turntable at the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden on November 21, 2014. This narrow gauge 2-8-2 has recent... (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.
After helping a late Amtrak California Zephyr train No. 6, the last new Rio Grande locomotive enjoys a little break at the beautiful D&RGW passenger station in Salt Lake City. Sept. 9, 1996
The flanks of the last new Rio Grande locomotive reflect the late afternoon sun at the D&RGW passenger station in Salt Lake City. Sept. 9, 1996
Assigned to SP's Third Help, a trio of Rio Grande tunnel motors provide dynamic braking as a 92 car Alton & Southern to Roseville manifest descends the 1.99% grade along the Soldier Creek fill at ... (more)
A Utah Railway coal empty meets a Pueblo CF&I rail train at Castle Gate on Sept. 7, 1996.