In the final weeks before the UP-SP merger, my buddies and I were on Soldier Summit every weekend. We caught up with this nifty Roseville to Kansas City manifest approaching Kyune on a hazy August... (more)
A fine quartet of standard cab EMDs pull Southern Pacific's RVKCM through the center siding at Gilluly on Aug. 24, 1996.
Southern Pacific AC4400CWs No. 248 and 128 lead a 105 car MNGVC through the Gilluly horseshoe the morning of Aug. 24, 1996. Two additional AC4400CWs are cut in mid train as distributed power units... (more)
An EMD SD45T-2 leads Southern Pacific's Kansas City to Oakland Forwarder through Riverton the evening of Aug. 23, 1996.
After pitch hitting for an ailing GE P40DC on Amtrak's California Zephyr, a Cotton Belt GP60 awaits the Roper Yard hostlers, parked at the Rio Grande passenger station in Salt Lake City the mornin... (more)
On a stormy evening in Utah County, a Southern Pacific Arco, Colorado to Moapa, Nevada coal train passes a Minntac, Minnesota to Geneva, Utah iron ore train at Ironton on Aug. 17, 1996.
Southern Pacific's Arco, Colorado to Moapa, Nevada coal train changes crews at D-Street crossing in Helper on Aug. 17, 1996.
Southern Pacific's Roseville to Kansas City manifest zigs and zags through Spanish Fork Canyon the morning of Aug. 11, 1996. A trio of Rio Grande tunnel motors are shoving on the rear of this heav... (more)
Southern Pacific's Eugene to Chicago Q-train curves through Grant Tower in Salt Lake City the evening of Aug. 13, 1996. Present is the old track alignment with the 'New Extension' and diamond cros... (more)
A pair of Chicago & North Western C44-9Ws lead SP's Intermountain Power to Skyline coal empty east through Spanish Fork Canyon on Aug. 17, 1996.
A quartet of blue and yellow Santa Fe units lead a piggyback train through Arizona's Crozier Canyon on October 7, 1995.
A GE B40-8 and EMD SD39 combo lead Santa Fe's BATE1-07 train through Crozier Canyon east of Valentine, Arizona on October 7, 1995.
Nearly a month prior to the big UP-SP merger, evidence of the new landlord have arrived at Southern Pacific's former Rio Grande Roper Yard in South Salt Lake, Aug. 13, 1996.
I count myself lucky to have caught a meet at this quiet, out of the way location in Salt Lake City where Union Pacific and Rio Grande's Passenger Mainlines crossed at grade. UP's North Yard based... (more)
After shoving a westbound train to Kyune, a pair of Rio Grande SD40T-2 helpers glide east across the Willow Creek girder bridge at Castle Gate on August 11, 1996.