I am really glad I was turned onto this era that the UP went thru in early 2000's. Helper Utah seemed to be the holding ground for the last life of the Rio Grande tunnel motors. The main attracti... (more)
A Roger Puta Photograph
Inaugural ECO Run
The Susquehanna's only active SD40T-2 leads a rare daylight move on the Southern Tier with the railroads first of two brand new SD33-ECO's in the trailing pos... (more)
An eastbound train on the Siskiyou Line waits short of the west switch at Gazelle for an opposing train out of Ashland. The west switch at Gazelle was the end of a CTC district on the Siskiyou tha... (more)
Man life was good back in early 2000's. Someone from UP thought it was cool to get most of the DRGW tunnel motors and placed them in Helper, Utah. It was a railfan's delight. Here a trio of helper... (more)
The Missabe heritage lives on.
DM&IR 403 leads taconite loads southbound through Culver toward Proctor Yard before making the run down to Dock 6 in Duluth to dump their load for winter storage a... (more)
Crossing over itself! A Roger Puta Photograph
A meet in Caliente Creek Narrows. A Roger Puta Photograph
The 1987 Siskiyou Line helper consist of the year heads west through the Shasta Valley near Gazelle. This train had an ex-BN Helm Leasing SD45, and four SP T-2s - two grey and two Kodachrome. The ... (more)
Hot load Southern Pacific EMD SD40T-2 No. 8492 and GP35E No. 6322 power a short westbound train over Cienega Creek Bridge near Vail, Arizona, on April 22, 1990. That John Deere combine ... (more)
Southern Pacific 8556 leads a pair of Santa Fe and a pair of Union Pacific engines Eastbound down Cajon Pass on the Palmdale Cutoff approaching Canyon Siding.
A KYLE Railways train idles out in the country side between Clayton & Jennings Kansas. Power is an SD40T-2 & an SD45T-2.
A pair of Savage units lead by SVGX 8631 (SD40T-2) hold station in the UP's North Yard.