Rio Grande SD40T-2 No. 5384 leads Southern Pacific sister No. 8496 as power for a westbound Denver to Salt Lake City Z train passing through Pactolus west of Pinecliffe, Colorado, on September 29,... (more)
Rio Grande SD40T-2s No. 5392, 5373, and 5353 pull a 50 car 'Dirt Train' local west through Blue Cut approaching Spring Glen on May 3, 2000.
The effects of water on desert landscapes is evident in this vista of the eastbound Union Pacific LJP45 “dirt train” local at West Mounds, Utah, on April 6, 2005. A pair of Rio Grande EMD SD40T-2s... (more)
Peak Fall color arrived later than usual this year in Northern Ohio and this is evident in this scene which depicts Wheeling & Lake Erie train 237 working west near Dalton, Ohio with one of the ra... (more)
Under the watchful eye of 11,068 ft. Provo Peak, Rio Grande SD40T-2s 5347, 5406, 5383, and 5371 pull a 44 car RODVM up the Mapleton Bench east of Springville on Feb. 8, 1997.
A Roger Puta Photograph
The weathered nose logo of Rio Grande EMD SD40T-2 “Tunnel Motor” No. 5371 at Helper, Utah, on May 6, 2004.
Thunderstorms gather over the Book Cliffs to the north as three Rio Grande Tunnel Motors put their train together at the ECDC landfill at East Carbon, Utah, on October 5, 2004. This local train (L... (more)
Wheeling's daily Willard-Brewster mixed freight is seen just past yard limits with a colorful trio for power.
Looking like a portent of things to come, an eastbound Southern Pacific train with mixed SP/UP power descends Cajon Pass at Blue Cut, California. At this point, the ultimately failed SP/ATSF merge... (more)
SP 8313 leads a colorful consist thru Clinton, Iowa in September of 1993. The train is on the Soo (ex-MILW) mainline.
With a significant string of loaded cars behind them, Trona Railway's ex-Southern Pacific & ex-Union Pacific power works together to conquer the stiff grade near the Trona Pinnacles.
TRC SD40T-2 2005, which started life as SP 8541 back in 1979, is on the point of a loaded potash train as it enters Searles, nearing the end of the 26 mile uphill trek from the mineral plant at Tr... (more)
Evidence of "Old School" communications equipment still visible on the left
The Two Harbors loads speed by with steaming hot taconite pellets through Rollins with a fallen flag leader shining on point.