One of my favorite 'high hood' EMDs, Rio Grande SD9 No. 5310 works the morning switch job at Provo Yard on Dec. 12, 1976.
Lava at sunrise. The first rays of October sun break over the sagebrush as a westbound D&RGW Freight negotiates the east side of the Lava Loop and an imminent stop to water the locomotives.... (more)
Osier: Water for the horses. Baldwin K-36 #487 eases up to the old D&RG water tank at the depot in Osier Colorado. Once the home of a section crew, Osier was a convenient way-station for t... (more)
Dynamics howl and flanges squeal as the Ford Fast descends the 2% at Gilluly on Dec. 5, 1976.
Photogenic Phantom. One of the two surviving Baldwin K-27 "Mudhens" rolls a consist of tanks and boxes westbound through Phantom Curve, just outside Osier, Colorado on a sunny, fall afterno... (more)
An interesting lineup of diesels (EMD SD24, Alco RSD12, EMD SD45) are serviced and ready to generate revenue at Provo Yard on Sept. 12, 1976.
Phantom in the phall. The morning sun illuminates the Aspens as D&RGW Consolidation #315 leads a stock extra eastbound through Phantom Curve, en route to Antonito, CO.
Rio Grande and Southern Pacific ordered six 4000 HP diesel-hydraulic prototype units from Krauss-Maffei of Germany. Three Rio Grande #4001-4003 and three SP #9000-9002. Rio Grande kept them for ... (more)
A mix of D&RGW tunnel motors and SD50s drone downgrade through the "flat irons" above the siding at Plainview. This is the Front Range of the Rockies--one of the most tunnel invested rai... (more)
First generation EMDs mingle in Rio Grande's compact servicing facility at Provo Yard on a quiet Sept. 18, 1976 afternoon. SD7 No. 5302 will power the next Provo Switcher run to Geneva Steel while... (more)
The Rio Grande Zephyr train No. 17 has stopped at the Provo passenger station at 8:25 p.m. on Thanksgving Day, 1976. The sleek Budd dome observation car 'Silver Sky' was offline for repairs on thi... (more)
A pair of EMD GP30s work as helpers to shove a heavy Rio Grande manifest through Gilluly on June 12, 1977.
Five four axle EMDs pull a heavy Rio Grande manifest through Gilluly on June 12, 1977. Two GP30s were shoving on the rear of the train behind the caboose.
My father grabs a photo of 5771's builder's plate while the Rio Grande Zephyr is serviced at Helper, Utah. At left, my mother and brother Dan keep an eye on the activity. Sept. 1975
With substitute freight power on the point, the Rio Grande Zephyr train No. 18 squeals around the Soldier Creek fill at Gilluly on Oct. 5, 1975.