A loaded coal train with a quartet Rio Grande tunnel motors rolls past the siding of Banning on Rio Grande's Sunnyside Branch. Scanned from a Kodachrome slide.
What a light package! Rio Grande Tunnel Motor No. 5404 leads Union Pacific’s expedited Denver to Salt Lake City ZDVRO up the hill at Thompson, Utah, on the afternoon of February 8, 2000. In this e... (more)
Rio Grande's Tintic Local meets the Provo Switcher on a beautiful October afternoon in 1975.
The Silver Sky dome observation car trails the Rio Grande Zephyr through Provo Junction on a frigid Dec. 2, 1975 morning.
The stainless steel flanks of the Rio Grande Zephyr gleam in the setting sun departing Provo on July 19, 1975.
Power for Rio Grande's Salina Local arrives at Provo Yard to pick up its train.
Rio Grande's version of the local coal heads north out of Grand Junction on the North Fork Branch and will make several pick ups and set outs along the way before returning to Grand Junction with ... (more)
A Coleto Creek bound coal train passes through Tolland on Rio Grande's Moffat Route. If my memory serves me correctly this train pretty consistently saw BN power. Pool power wasn't very common on ... (more)
Pipe loads for the gas fields. D&RGW K-36 #488 charges westbound out of Lava Loop, with loads of steel pipe that are destined for gas drilling operations in the Farmington, NM area, the bet... (more)
One of my favorite 'high hood' EMDs, Rio Grande SD9 No. 5310 works the morning switch job at Provo Yard on Dec. 12, 1976.
Lava at sunrise. The first rays of October sun break over the sagebrush as a westbound D&RGW Freight negotiates the east side of the Lava Loop and an imminent stop to water the locomotives.... (more)
Osier: Water for the horses. Baldwin K-36 #487 eases up to the old D&RG water tank at the depot in Osier Colorado. Once the home of a section crew, Osier was a convenient way-station for t... (more)
Dynamics howl and flanges squeal as the Ford Fast descends the 2% at Gilluly on Dec. 5, 1976.
Photogenic Phantom. One of the two surviving Baldwin K-27 "Mudhens" rolls a consist of tanks and boxes westbound through Phantom Curve, just outside Osier, Colorado on a sunny, fall afterno... (more)
An interesting lineup of diesels (EMD SD24, Alco RSD12, EMD SD45) are serviced and ready to generate revenue at Provo Yard on Sept. 12, 1976.