Spring rainstorms hover over the Bookcliffs as Amtrak’s westbound California Zephyr flies out of Desert, Utah, on May 4, 2003.
I was fortunate to catch a surprise passenger train at Riverton, Utah on Aug. 6, 1996. Due to a big grass fire on the Leamington Cutoff, the train was rerouted to Los Angeles via the Provo and Sha... (more)
UP running eastbound at Echo Canyon,, UT. Note the third unit was a DDA40X.
The Utah is putting on a show as the crew tries to get the train back up to speed after cutting out the helpers.
Eastbound Union Pacific “dirt train” LJP45 local pours it on approaching Mounds, Utah, on May 4, 2004. Many times as the train approached our location, regular engineer Mel Baughman would spot us ... (more)
A spiffy UP-SP merger consist pull an 87 car Hinkle, Oregon to Yermo, California manifest freight through Lake Point on July 26, 1997.
A long day of railfanning comes to an end with this last shot of the day. This location has become difficult to photograph at th... (more)
Union Pacific 844 and three E-units pull an 18 car National Railway Historical Society charter through Sheephead Tunnel in Weber Canyon on June 28, 1997.
A pair of new EMD SD9043MAC units pull a manifest freight east through Woods Cross on June 28, 1997.
One of the few bright spots for railfans in Utah from the UP SP merger was getting BNSF trackage right trains. This Denver to Stockton train is seen in the Price River canyon. ... (more)
Westbound train descending the Wahsatch range near Narrows
Pairs of SP AC4400CWs and UP SD40-2s pull an 84 car Skyline to Los Angeles export coal train approaching 5033 ft. Santaquin Summit on May 31, 1997.
A 16 car National Railway Historical Society passenger special arrives at Backman's Curve in Provo on June 25, 1997.
UP 5688 pushing up a coal train at Castle Gate. In the background, one of the region's many coal loading facilities can be seen.
The last few rays of sun illuminate the head end of a westbound rail train at Henefer on Feb. 12, 2016.