Rio Grande SD40T-2 No. 5348 is serviced and ready to earn its keep at Roper Yard in South Salt Lake. This EMD 'tunnel motor' was built new for the D&RGW in Oct. 1974. By June of '93, it had been m... (more)
Rio Grande SD40T-2s 5390 and 5358 pull a 33 car Dirt Train local through Price Canyon at the Kyune Tunnels. The use of stacked containers of trash transported in well cars was short lived on the S... (more)
SP's high priority KCOAF zigs and zags through the Kyune curves on May 21, 1993.
This was a high priority train for its day along the SP. Los Angeles to Brooklyn Yard (Portland, OR) trailers....Just got the highball signal to proceed from the Glendale depot, seen here about to... (more)
Rio Grande's last delivered SD40T-2 'Tunnel Motor' leads an RVASQ up 0.50% Roy Hill near Ogden on UP's Salt Lake Subdivision. The 5413 continues to serve on the Wheeling & Lake Erie in full Rio Gr... (more)
A quartet of EMD SD40T-2s lead an SP mixed freight along the Price River near Kyune on Sept. 5, 1992.
SP's hot DVOAF climbs west through Castle Gate on Aug. 21, 1992.
Overview of Mairink shops, with some GE and EMD power standing by.
SP's Alton & Southern to Roper mixed freight arrives at its final destination in South Salt Lake on Sept. 28, 1992.
By mid-2002, there were still 47 former Rio Grande EMD SD40T-2 “Tunnel Motors” roaming the Union Pacific system, but only seven were not patched (renumbered) or painted yellow. At this time, four ... (more)
Led by Rio Grande’s first Tunnel Motor, SD40T-2 No. 5341, an eastbound Rio Grande freight climbs the steep 3-percent grade of Tennessee Pass at Mitchell on a July 1984 morning. A total of 20,850 h... (more)
An unpatched tunnel motor (except for the door...) leads a westbound stacker along the wide Humboldt River valley near the entrance of Carlin Canyon.
Four grimy EMD in full scream exiting Tunnel 5 in the Tehachapis.
An SP coal shuttle rambles along the North Fork Branch through rural Delta County east of Austin. The 44 car train, originating in Grand Junction, will load at Somerset.
Freshly painted in the Missabe colors the former SP tunnel-motor 415 stands out in the group of otherwise well maintained but roadstained EMDs.