A Utah Railway RSD-5 and a pair of Union Pacific GP30s idle away the afternoon at Provo Yard on June 28, 1975.
A relatively new EMD GP40-2 leads a Rio Grande work train at Narrows in Spanish Fork Canyon. The D&RGW was in the process of installing CTC between Springville and Soldier Summit on Oct. 10, 1975.
The Rio Grande Zephyr train 17 roars west through the dual signal bridges at Geneva on June 28, 1975. Only 43 miles remain of the 575 mile journey from Denver to Salt Lake City.
The 'Silver Sky' dome observation car trails the Rio Grande Zephyr through Spanish Fork Canyon the evening of June 28, 1975.
To be specific, this 40ft box car was built in 1938.
Union Pacific GP9 No. 288 was assigned to haul a Speno Rail Grinder from Provo to Salt Lake City in March of '74.
Rio Grande's 'Wilson McCarthy' business car adds a touch of class to the Rio Grande Zephyr stopped briefly at the Provo Passenger Station in 1974.
My dad was a weekend engineer/fireman for the Wasatch Mountain Railway (aka the 'Heber Creeper'). He is pictured in the cab of former Pacific Lumber Company 2-8-2 No. 35, built by Baldwin Locomoti... (more)
My dad was a weekend engineer/fireman for the Wasatch Mountain Railway (aka the 'Heber Creeper'). He posed for a picture at Bridal Veil Falls while working former Pacific Lumber Company 2-8-2 No. ... (more)
I was spoiled as a young railfan. Provo Yard in my hometown offered numerous opportunities to photograph interesting, older power from the likes of the Rio Grande, Utah Railway and Union Pacific. ... (more)
A Fairmont Speeder emits a pungent cloud of smoke while a Rio Grande track inspector begins his day keeping the right of way safe for the movement of trains. Sept. 1975
My father, a Saturday fireman for the Heber Creeper, helps navigate former Pacific Lumber Company 2-8-2 No. 35 (Baldwin, 1924) through the old D&RGW Heber City yard on Aug. 2, 1975.
Rio Grande's 668 local departs Provo on the main for Keigley on the Tintic Branch.
Jim Ozment, Utah Division Engineer for the D&RGW (with his trademark smoking pipe) performs minor track work along the Marysvale Branch near Indianola.
The Rio Grande Zephyr train No. 18 arrives at Provo the morning of July 6, 1975.