With a quad of newly rebuilt MPI SD40s at the helm, a Utah Railway coal load heads west through Spanish Fork Canyon approaching the twin Thistle Tunnels.
Clinchfield SD40 3012 and U36C 3604 await their next work at Spartanburg, SC || June 1969
With four newly rebuilt MPI SD40s on the point, a Utah Railway coal load curves westward along the icy Price River at Kyune.
Union Pacific's LUH45 'Dirt Train' local powers up for the final three mile climb to the ECDC landfill at Columbia Junction. You might not realize this obscure branch in the desert is actually on ... (more)
A Wattis to Intermountain Power coal load rambles slowly off the Rio Grande mainline onto the Provo wye to interchange with the Union Pacific. Dominating the background is 11,749 ft. Mt. Timpanogo... (more)
Utah Railway employees talk shop (literally) at the historic shop building in Martin Yard.
A Utah Railway export coal train tops 7440 ft. Soldier Summit, transitioning to dynamic braking for the 50 mile, 3000 ft. descent to Provo Yard.
A westbound Utah Railway coal train emerges from the Kyune Gooseneck on the ascent to 7440 ft. Soldier Summit.
Monotone, but hardly monotonous: An SP westbound (foreground) led by SD40E 7380 and a mixed bag of power cools its heels as an eastbound approaches Mondel siding between Lordsburg and Steins, NM.
Other traffic over the ex-PRR Middle Division near Mifflin the day of the NKP 759 chase in 1970 included this Penn Central welded rail train. #6067 is wearing the same number on the PC roster as ... (more)
A quad of newly rebuilt MPI SD40s lead a Utah Railway coal empty east through the Red Narrows of Spanish Fork Canyon on January 18, 1992.
MRL255 lead the Missoula bound Laurel-Missoula Manifest thru the Bozeman Pass Summit Tunnel. Railroading over Montana's Mountain Passes can be quite dramatic!
A southbound Soo Line train travels through the town of Bellevue, Iowa, on September 10, 1994, in a overlook from
Bellevue State Park.
Tom Bowers photo.
A pair of six axle motors get ready to lift Alpha-Jet WAJ-1 out of the Queen City and over the mountain to Connellsville on a fine summer night. In 1975 all would have went well with this plan, bu... (more)