A gritty group of Rio Grande Tunnel Motors waits for a call to duty at Helper, Utah, on the afternoon of February 7, 2000. With Union Pacific now the owner of the “Main Line Thru the Rockies,” the... (more)
While my heart will always be with the Rio Grande's nifty fleet of GP30s, I did make an effort to photograph the GP40 and GP40-2 motors in local service. D&RGW 3101, 3111, and 3148 prepare to pull... (more)
Rio Grande 3148, 3111, and 3101 drag SP's Midvale Tramp from the Jordan River crossing up to Midvale Yard on Feb. 25, 1995. Today this right of way is occupied by UTA's double track light rail 'Re... (more)
Rio Grande 3101, 3111, and 3148 lead an eight car PRGVR local along the Tintic Branch on Feb. 10, 1995. A short spur leading to Moroni Feed at the Spanish Fork Sugar Factory is in the foreground.
Union Pacific’s West Local traverses the Rocky Spur above an eastbound coal train tied down in the siding at Rocky, Colorado, on January 27, 1998. Power for the local is Rio Grande GP30 No. 3003 a... (more)
Union Pacific’s LJP45 “dirt train” approaches Mounds, Utah, on the Sunnyside Branch on a sunny May 5, 2004. By this date, only five “unpatched” Rio Grande SD40T-2 Tunnel Motors survive on the UP r... (more)
After taking a short break at the Pit Stop in Spanish Fork, D&RGW crew members Doug Miller, Shirl Jackman and Glade Collard pose for the camera on Feb. 10, 1995. Rio Grande employees are some of t... (more)
SP's Dirt Train local kicks up a little snow at Soldier Summit on New Year's Eve, 1994.
At west portal of tunnel #1.
A Rio Grande dolomite hopper car, built in 1958 to haul coal, waits at Provo Yard for a trip to Geneva Steeel's Keigley quarry for loading on Nov. 12, 1987.
A nifty Rio Grande covered hopper, built in June 1962, awaits service stored in the Riverton House Track on Dec. 14, 1985.
Rio Grande Ghost Train, 1994
Exiting Tunnel 1 just east of Plainview, Colorado, is eastbound Union Pacific freight RODVM (Roper Yard in Salt Lake City to Denver Manifest) on October 22, 1997. Rio Grande’s first EMD SD40T-2 “T... (more)
An eastbound Union Pacific “dirt train” led by Rio Grande EMD SD40T-2 Tunnel Motor No. 5390 curves by the colorful rocks west of Narrows, Utah, on May 5, 2004.
Descending through the storm.
A light rain envelopes "Perry's Pond" and its environs as a westbound train decends Cumbres Pass in 1940... Er, 2014, with a load of pipe for the Oil Fie... (more)