The Rio Grande had been gone for eight years and the SP for nearly a year, and an all Rio Grande powered UP coal train was still a possibility in 1997. DRGW 5342, DRGW 5395, DRGW 5505, and DRGW 54... (more)
When They Were New: If you spent any time along Union Pacific mainlines in 1997, you likely witnessed new EMD SD9043MACs on UP trains. UP 8096 and UP 8140 pull a 47 car AHNOA through Riverton on t... (more)
The moo cows of Murray welcome the MDVRO into the Salt Lake Valley on July 6, 1997.
Bloody Noses mix and mingle in Spanish Fork Canyon on June 23, 1997.
A trio of Rio Grande six axle motors (DRGW 5381, DRGW 5505, DRGW 5404) pull UP's hot ZRODV around the Soldier Creek fill at Gilluly on June 22, 1997.
An odd combination of diesels pull a Utah Railway Provo-Ogden turn through Riverton on August 2, 1997. The lead motor, a former Mid-South GP10 is on short term lease from OmniTrax. The GWRX 1030 i... (more)
With a relief crew added to the train at Riverton, a 98 car MHNRV is back on the move headed towards Roper Yard on June 15, 1997.
EMD locomotives from Southern Pacific, Union Pacific, and Rio Grande lead a 57 car MROKS east through Riverton on May 31, 1997. The SP 8694 was built Erie Lackawanna SDP45 No. 3665 in Aug. 1970 an... (more)
A quartet of vintage Alcos shove a coal empty up the steep Wattis Branch to the Plateau mine on Sept. 3, 1978.
A pair of SP AC4400CWs pull an 84 car MROKS through the Jordan Narrows on June 14, 1997.
A pair of SP AC4400CWs and a UP (ex-MP) SD50 pull a CBSSK coal empty through the Gilluly horseshoe curve on May 31, 1997.
A GE C40-8 and EMD SD9043MAC combo pull an MROKS through the Gilluly horseshoe curve on May 31, 1997.
Up at the crack of dawn, a Utah Railway Wattis Turn passes through Wildcat on its way to the mine to load a train of coal on Aug. 13, 1985.
After turning its 14 car train at Grant Tower, the UP 1622 East leads the WSCSC-02 down Main 3 in Salt Lake City. The work cars will soon be tied down on the Rose Park Spur.
A Utah Railway Wattis Turn crosses the Gordon Creek trestle on Sept. 3, 1978.