A sunny springtime morning in Spanish Fork Canyon finds Rio Grande train 136 climbing east through Rio on March 26, 1988.
The Rio Grande transported solid fuel rocket motors for Hercules at Baccus, Utah to military installations via refrigerated containers on 53 ft. flat cars. Car 80003B, part of an A-B articulated s... (more)
A tiny Rio Grande line side phone booth bakes in the hot summer sun near the Gomex spur switch in Spanish Fork. The D&RGW placed these along passing track switches and hand throw crossovers on the... (more)
Rio Grande's 'Rock Train' rambles slowly down the Tintic Branch for another load of dolomite at Keigley.
Rio Grande's compact diesel repair shop stands proudly at Helper Yard on New Year's Day, 1988. When the Southern Pacific came to town, management painted over the large flying 'Rio Grande' logo, e... (more)
Rio Grande mixed freight 142 rolls east of Riverton on Oct. 15, 1987.
Serviced and ready to serve, a Rio Grande GP40-2 awaits a call east out of Roper Yard. D&RGW 3098 was built by EMD for the Grande in April 1972.
On a sunny New Year's Day 1988, Rio Grande's 142 train has a nicely matched quartet of GP40-2s pulling east through the Red Narrows of Spanish Fork Canyon.
The unmistakable profile of an EMD GP30 greets the morning sun near Copperton on D&RGW's Midvale Tramp local.
Emerging from afternoon shadows in Price Canyon, Rio Grande train 136 glides east over bridge 630.98 in the coal mining ghost town of Castle Gate.
The always resourceful Rio Grande converted a group of sand hoppers to haul ballast in the late 1970s. Built in Feb. 1951, this remodeled car (with the original roof removed) awaits its next assig... (more)
A colorful power consist leads Rio Grande train 129 through Provo on Dec. 26, 1987.
On Christmas Eve '87, Rio Grande train No. 142 climbs east through Spanish Fork Canyon approaching Castilla.
On Christmas Eve '87, a tardy Rio Grande train No. 100 ascends a snowy and windy Mapleton Bench just east of Springville.
On Christmas Eve '87, Rio Grande's 101 train descends a snowy Soldier Summit just west of Detour.