Rio Grande train 248, a lumber and auto train combo, roars eastward through the Salt Lake Valley approaching Riverton siding on May 15, 1986. This rural setting some 15 miles south of downtown Sal... (more)
An EMD GP40 and GP35 combo lead Rio Grande's Railblazer train 103 through Lakota Junction at 7:16 a.m. on June 12, 1989. Trains 102 and 103 departed their terminal of origin (Denver or Salt Lake C... (more)
Rio Grande's Helper Local arrives at Provo Junction the morning of May 18, 1986. The weed choked trackage in the foreground belonged to the Salt Lake & Utah Railroad, an electric interurban line r... (more)
Coal loads receive a friendly wave from the ski train crew as it rolls east through a cold Fraser.
Dear Tunnel Motors: We miss you dearly. Please come back! Well, I know, that is not likely to happen. In better times, Rio Grande 5380 and 5381 find themselves assigned to work the Helper Local, s... (more)
Rio Grande's Helper Local departs Provo Junction with empties retrieved off the Tintic Branch in Spanish Fork.
Rio Grande's Midvale Tramp local rambles down the Bingham Branch through the Bagley Industrial Park in West Jordan. Kennecott Copper's Bingham Canyon Mine is receding in the distance as the 12 car... (more)
A Rio Grande switcher pauses in front of the yard office.
Rio Grande and UP/SP power being serviced.
The ski train grinds up the Front Range near Big 10 curve.
Skiers watch the arrival of the ski train prior to heading back to Denver after a great day on the slopes.
The westbound CZ departs Fraser while the Rio Grande ski train holds the siding.
Shadows and highlights: Going vertical at Cascade Creek. The early morning sun casts the distinctive shadow of a K-27 Mudhen on the nearby hillside, as she rumbles slowly across the 137 ft.... (more)
Mudhen 463 emerges from aptly named Rock Tunnel into the heart of the Toltec Gorge on a clear autumn evening.
Climbing the 2.92% grade from the Jordan River trestle, Rio Grande's Midvale Tramp is less than a quarter mile from the mainline connection at the Midvale wye. Today's local has plenty of tonnage ... (more)