In a view from a plateau overlooking Price River Valley where it flows into the intermountain desert, the eastbound Union Pacific “dirt train” curves through the cut at mile 607.35 on the Green Ri... (more)
A pair of SD40T-2s and two SD50s shove a heavy 126 lumber train east through Spanish Fork Canyon on Sept. 7, 1987.
A quartet of EMD GP60s lead SP's hot Denver to Oakland Forwarder through Riverton, Utah on April 29, 1994. The two leaders are from a class of three units painted in D&RGW livery.
While passing through Ogden on April 30, 1994, I spotted an SP 'Kodachrome' SD9E in the SP yard. The 4345 was among 11 SD9E units to receive the colorful but failed Southern Pacific Santa Fe merge... (more)
Rio Grande's hot Denver to Roper Trailers zigs and zags through the Kyune Gooseneck the evening of June 17, 1990.
Rio Grande GP60 No. 3154 leads a 93 car Grand Junction to Roper manifest through Ironton on Sept. 12, 1993.
A fine quartet of EMD GP60s lead SP's Denver to Roseville Forwarder through Provo Yard the evening of July 16, 1993.
A view from a Vista Dome car on the Rio Grande Zephyr as train No. 17 charges west through the lonely Green River Desert meeting a mixed freight in a siding on April 14, 1979.
The D&RGW rostered a Budd dome/club car called the 'Silver Shop'. It was used infrequently on the Rio Grande Zephyr but did come in handy when the Silver Banquet dining car was down for repairs. R... (more)
Union Pacific 844 chuffs eastward through Utah's Morgan Valley on a chilly Oct. 9, 2012 morning.
The Rio Grande Zephyr's head chef keeps his cooks busy preparing delicious meals in the Silver Banquet dining car.
A colorful quartet of EMDs await a call to serve at Provo Yard on March 22, 1981. The group includes an SD45, an SD45T-2 and two SD40-2s.
Passengers onboard the Rio Grande Zephyr train No. 17 enjoy the scenic wonders of Ruby Canyon on April 14, 1979.
While living in Colorado I would often make trips to Utah to catch the final Grande units in action. On one such trip I had a buddy fly in to Salt Lake City and we ventured around Soldier Summit e... (more)
With the Book Cliffs in the background, BNSF Railway's Provo-Denver manifest rumbles through the Green River Desert region of eastern Utah.