Upon completion of a return trip from Geneva Steel, Rio Grande SD9 5306 shoves caboose 01417 toward the Provo maintenance facility on a beautiful March morning in 1975.
With visible evidence of steam heating, the Rio Grande Zephyr train No. 18 pauses briefly at Provo station. Dec. 1974
A pair of blue flagged Utah Railway cabooses meet at Provo Yard on Dec. 21, 1975. Alco RSD-4 No. 307, assigned to work the Provo Switcher, idles away near the office building.
Rio Grande's first six axle EMD arrives in Provo with cars from Geneva Steel. Dec. 6, 1975
Provo's Rio Grande Zephyr fan club was on hand to greet the arrival of No. 17, Dec. 1974.
In my opinion, if you are going to substitute a freight engine on a classic streamliner, do it right! A stylish EMD GP30 leads the Rio Grande Zephyr train No. 17, stopped briefly at Provo station.... (more)
The morning switch crew prepares to board a Utah Railway RSD-5 at Provo Yard on Dec. 14, 1975.
Rio Grande's Geneva Turn kicks up a little snow at Provo Junction on Dec. 14, 1975.
With a TR5 'cow and calf' for power, UP's Geneva Turn departs Provo on a snowy Nov. 27, 1975 morning.
Sperry Rail Service Detector Car car 128 was built in Sept. 1925 by St. Louis Car for the Baltimore & Ohio. It was powered by a 220 horsepower Winton 106A gasoline engine equipped with a GE electr... (more)
On a moonlit October evening in '75, the Rio Grande Zephyr train No. 17 makes a brief stop at Provo station.
Utah Railway RSD-5 No. 305 makes a switch move at Provo Yard on a fine Nov. 1974 afternoon.
When I was a young railfan, nothing was more impressive than the look and the sound of a 20 cylinder SD45. The UP 3640 was built for UP by EMD in March 1968, pictured standing proudly in factory d... (more)
Rio Grande's Tintic Local arrives at Provo Yard with box cars from Springville, sugar beets from Elberta, and dolomite from Keigley. Oct. 1975
My dad and brother await the arrival of the Rio Grande Zephyr the evening of Nov. 24, 1975.