Looking forward to the onset of winter? Rio Grande's 140 train creates its own blizzard near the Provo Amshak on Feb. 3, 1989.
The AK Steel turn rolls towards Calvin Yard where it will prepare to switch the mill.
In a scene that has changed very little in the last 40 years, IORY 4072 leads a southbound Indiana & Ohio Railway grain train through the fields of south-central Ohio on former Detroit, Toledo & I... (more)
Rio Grande's 179 auto train climbs westward approaching Soldier Summit on April 22, 1989. The power combo includes D&RGW 5377 and SP 8521 (SD40T-2), NS C39-8 No. 8635 and GECX B40-8 No. 8002.
Rio Grande lumber drag 126 rolls downgrade through Castle Gate the afternoon of June 25, 1988. The coal conveyor in the background leads to Utah Power & Light's Carbon Power Plant (now owned by Pa... (more)
Far removed from dragging beets and Tank Trains over Tehachapi, a pair of former SP units trundle along at 10 MPH bringing 60 stone empties back to Columbus, OH on Genesee & Wyoming's Indiana & Oh... (more)
KYLE Limon turn approaching Limon
Rio Grande's 649 local cruises west through rural Lakota Junction on March 21, 1989.
IORY 4072 leads a rainbow consist on a southbound grain train on the former DT&I mainline at Fayne. This train will continue south a few miles to Washington Court House, where the train will be tu... (more)
IORY 4072 leads a southbound grain train crossing Inskeep Road and passing the McDonald & Son grain elevator in Fayne on former Detroit, Toledo & Ironton rails.
SP Portland to Los Angeles intermodal climbing out of Caliente in the Tehachapi's
Rio Grande's lumber drag 126 roars east through Spanish Fork Canyon at the Diamond Fork crossing on May 21, 1989.
A Southern Pacific SD40T-2 sits on the maintenance ready track at Union Pacific's North Yard Shops in Salt Lake City. The 8267 was built new by EMD for the SP in May 1980.
Rio Grande unit grain train 181 struggles against a 2.3% grade approaching the Kyune tunnels on May 20, 1989. Three additional six axle motors are cut in mid-train for the ascent to 7440 ft. Soldi... (more)
While 11,752 ft. Mt. Timpanogos rises 7,200 feet above the valley floor, Rio Grande's 148 train rolls east through Happy Valley on April 5, 1989.