A BNSF trackage rights train eastbound for Denver passes at the base of the scenic Book Cliffs as they follow the former main line of the once proud Rio Grande.
UP's Potash Local eases downgrade to the level of the Colorado River with two GPs and 12 cars for the final leg into the Intrepid Mine at the end of the line.
Amtrak's eastbound California Zephyr curves through Thompson Springs, UT on its way to Chicago with two brand new Siemens ACS-64 electric motors in tow. A pleasant surprise while waiting for the ... (more)
A westbound UP autorack train stretches out along the Overland Route, just east of Rock Springs, with a visiting KCS engine trailing.
UP's MFWSA departs Corbyn Yard on its way south toward San Antonio, crossing a trestle that gives away this line's heritage as MoPac.
Back when Alcos still ruled every job on the A&M, railfans flocked to the line in the summer of 2013 for a last hurrah before a trio of SD70ACes came into service. I was no exception, having made... (more)
Georgia Central's Y101 job from Dublin, GA to Macon, GA crosses a swollen Oconee River as it just starts its journey west. While the weather this day was atrocious, I am glad I made the trip to d... (more)
MRL's 844 local to Whitehall approaches the Jefferson River which it will follow west through the canyon named after it.
UP's once-a-week Potash Local nears the Intrepid mine at the end of the line. Truly an amazing piece of engineering, where the Colorado River, the highway, and the railroad all squeeze through a ... (more)
UP's Denver North Yard to Salt Lake City Roper Yard descends through Gilluly on its way down the former Rio Grande Soldier Summit.
An eastbound auto rack train starts the climb through scenic Echo Canyon. A very wet spring has yielded a Utah resplendent in green, a nice contrast to the red rock in this region.
UP's Potash Local slowly works it way toward the mine at the end of the line as awe-inspiring red cliffs and blue skies encourage pixels to be exposed by the millions.
An eastbound mixed freight curves around the rocks east of Rock Springs as it accelerates on to the relatively flat plains of west central Wyoming.
After a day of chasing the Potash Local down the Cane Creek Sub, we were rewarded with an empty oil train heading back to the loadout near Wellington, UT, seen here passing through Thompson Spring... (more)
A pair of UP GP40-2s lead the Potash Local into the mine at the end of the branch, breaking free of the narrow canyon as amazing red cliffs climb for the sky in the background.