After many years of hard service, a ragged looking Rio Grande covered hopper continues to soldier on in service for the Union Pacific. With paint eroding and ghosted logos, DRGW #10028 heads Nort... (more)
Tunnel Motor at Minturn: In July 1984, a westbound Rio Grande coal train waits for a new crew in the yard at Minturn, Colorado, at the western foot of Tennessee Pass.
Rio Grande's Elberta Turn rambles slowly through the station site of Goshen with a dozen grain empties for Provo Yard.
Four EMD tunnel motors power Rio Grande train 142 across the Provo Mill Race canal on a chilly Jan. 10, 1988 morning.
Rio Grande lumber drag 126 climbs through Detour in Spanish Fork Canyon on March 20, 1988. US Highway 6 follows the path of Soldier Creek near the old Tucker rest stop. The highway was relocated h... (more)
A short Rio Grande 195 train snakes along the Book Cliffs near Thompson on Oct. 2, 1987.
Having completed its task of helping a hill turn to the top
of Cumbres Pass, K-37 No.494 leaves the wye snowshed and heads back to Chama.
Rio Grande's Roper-Provo turn glides east past the 'Pipemill' Hot Box Detector near American Fork, Utah. A heavy spring snowstorm has left its mark on the nearby Wasatch mountains.
Storm clouds are forming over Tucson as Rio Grande 5373 sits at the SP Tucson engine facilty with SSW 9662, SWW 7281, SSW 7283.
It was just another day for pushing a turn to the top of
Cumbres Pass for 494 and its crew, but for me it was one
of excitement and anticipation, since a visit the night
before to view the eng... (more)
A sunny May morning in '88 finds Rio Grande's first tunnel motor leading the Railblazer through the small town of Lehi. A formation of birds appears to be frightened by the big noisy train.
A matched quartet of Rio Grande GP30s (3018, 3013, 3016, 3003) lead train 663 west through Provo Junction on March 22, 1988.
Rio Grande train 126 grinds eastward along Soldier Creek through the Red Narrows of Spanish Fork Canyon.
Rio Grande's Tintic Local works the Spanish Fork Sugar Factory spur with loads of Moroni Turkey Feed on May 31, 1987.
On this day in 1957 the threat of the demise of the
narrow gauge seemed remote, so I was not surprised that I had K-37 No. 493 and its helper all to myself as
they labored toward the summi... (more)