Laden with coal, UP 5632 groans up the eastern slopes of Soldier Summit on its way to Utah Valley and on. Further back, and out of frame, three units provide mid-train assistance and a lone helper... (more)
The hard part is over, UP 5723 has crested Soldier Summit and cruises east towards Helper and Price.
Rio Grande GP30s 3004, 3003, and 3014 were called on December 5, 1987 to assist with a minor derailment cleanup at Welby Yard in West Jordan.
Nearing the end of its descent from Soldier Summit, an eastbound Rio Grande mixed freight passes Utah Railway Junction as it approaches Helper. The diverging line is, of course, the Utah Railway t... (more)
On the second day of excursions with Union Pacific 4-6-6-4 3985, the big Challenger envelops its train with coal smoke (yes, it was still coal fired at this time) as it passes the USS Geneva Work ... (more)
Shortly after sunrise on June 26th, 1982, a pair of Union Pacific GP30s were found in the railroad's yard in Salt Lake City, Utah. Both UP 703 and UP 706 were built by EMD in February 1963. Numb... (more)
A GE C44-9W and two MPI MK5000Cs await an assignment at Provo Yard on Nov. 23, 1995.
On June 26th, 1982, Union Pacific SD45 63 sits in pieces as it receives an overhaul at the railroad's Salt Lake City diesel shops. UP SD45s 60-65 were rebuilt by Morrison_Knudsen in Boise, Idaho,... (more)
Situated at the eastern base of the Rio Grande’s crossing of the Wasatch Range is the appropriately named town of Helper, Utah. After making a sprint over the relatively flat line across the deser... (more)
An EMD SD60M/SD50 combo pull a 51 car Dupo, Illinois to Los Angeles, CA Z-train approaching Erda on Nov. 19, 1995.
A quartet of Burlington Northern SD40-2s pull Southern Pacific's EUCHX train through Kyune on March 14, 1992.
An eastbound Rio Grande manifest, led by an SD40T-2/GP35/GP40-2/GP35 power combo, winds through Castle Gate, Utah.
It was over 33 years ago, but it seems like yesterday. Rio Grande Zephyr at Grassy, Utah
A Rio Grande GP40-2, displaying the larger billboard speed lettering, leads two GP40’s with the older, smaller lettering as they power an eastbound intermodal train down the grade from Soldier Sum... (more)
New scarlet and gray: Southern Pacific DVROF heads downgrade west of Gilluly, Utah, on the afternoon of September 7, 1995. When SP’s AC4400CWs were new, they were quite eye-catching!