Rio Grande EMD SD40T-2 No. 5371 leaves the desert in a blur west of Mounds, Utah, as Union Pacific’s LJP45 “dirt train” local hurries back home to Helper on February 9, 2006.
In more recent years, Helper could still be a busy place on occasion, such as in this view on October 23, 2007. A BNSF freight marches west on Main 2, while Union Pacific’s MNYPV manifest freight ... (more)
Rio Grande eastbound California Zephyr behind PA1 6001, PB-1 6002 and PA-1 6003 at Glenwood Canyon on August 23, 1958. Photo from my slide collection, no photographer listed on slide.
Union Pacific’s LJP45 “dirt train” passes through a gap in the rocky cliffs that is also shared with the Price River called Wellington Canyon just east of Wash, Utah, on June 23, 2004. The westbou... (more)
Storm clouds are gathering as a coal train, led by a quartet of tunnel motors, approaches Palmer Lake, Co.
Rio Grande SD40T-2 No. 5371 is the last D&RGW locomotive left on the Union Pacific roster in original paint and numbers when photograph at Helper, Utah, on November 7, 2007. Machinist Tony Bueno i... (more)
Passing weathered hoodoos standing tall out of the desert floor at Mounds, Utah, is Union Pacific’s LJP45 “dirt train” approaching the junction with the Green River Subdivision main line at Mounds... (more)
Rio Grande EMD SD40T-2 No. 5371 flies over Bridge 607.28 east of Wash, Utah, as it leads the “dirt train” out through the desert to the junction with the Sunnyside Branch at Mounds on October 25, ... (more)
Traveling light engines on June 25, 2004, Union Pacific’s LJP45 “dirt train” local trundles into East Carbon under a spectacular thunderhead building over Utah’s Book Cliffs. Three Rio Grande SD40... (more)
No. 5371, the last Rio Grande locomotive in original numbers and paint on the Union Pacific system at the time, is teamed up with two UP SD40-2s and is being used as a rear helper pushing MNYPV (D... (more)
Two Rio Grande GP-30s pay a visit to the diesel service area in the Southern Pacific Tucson yard.
It was bound to happen. It has been nearly two years since the UP closed their Burnham Yard operations, and vandals have been able to frequent the previously busy rail yard. An icon of the Denve... (more)
Rio Grande #5376 heads up this consist on an empty coal train approaching Tunnel #1 that also includes a Santa Fe SD45 in the SPSF merger scheme and Santa Fe #5501, a SD45 B-unit!
Rio Grande 3116 sits among a wide variety of color at the diesel service area in the Tucson yard. Pool power was common on the former Southern Pacific Sunset Route. Photo taken with permission.
An EMD lease unit leads empties through the curves at Mitchell on Tennessee Pass.