On the way home from chasing UP 844 out in Nevada. I was able to come across what I believe is the Wendover local in the open expanses of western Utah. Barro is on the Ex Western Pacific line.
On July 24, 1998, a trio of Rio Grande SD40T-2s (DRGW 5345, 5360, 5382) were called out of Helper Yard to drag a stalled out Roper to Denver manifest freight from Castilla to Soldier Summit. The M... (more)
With a pair of CNW C44-9W motors for power, Union Pacific's Los Angeles to Denver expedited intermodal makes a rare appearance on the former Denver & Rio Grande Western through Spanish Fork Canyon... (more)
The Denver to Salt Lake hot shot makes it way through Echo Canyon in the late evening.
If it is possible to get black lung from railfanning this was the day. It must have been a combination of fine coal load and the wind. Utah Railway 5006 6064 5005 5003 leave a black cloud as the d... (more)
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Union Pacific 2-8-0 No. 618 and Pacific Lumber Company 2-8-2 No. 35 doublehead through Vivian Park on Labor Day, 1976.
Union Pacific TR5 No. 1874 arrives at Provo Yard, returning from Hardy with three covered hoppers from the Western Warehouse spur on April 24, 1976.
Rio Grande 3130 and 3131 pull the Midvale Tramp into the Kennecott Copper Corp. interchange yard above the town of Magna on June 12, 1998.
Rio Grande 3131 and 3130 pull the Midvale Tramp on the approach to Bacchus Junction on June 12, 1998.
A well powered Roseville to Kansas City manifest freight speeds through Gilluly with 66 cars on Sept. 29, 1996. The yard goats were likely en route to Grand Junction or to Pueblo to work.
By the early 1980s, the Rio Grande Zephyr was losing money. To reduce costs, the D&RGW was looking for ways to economize. By the summer of 1982, they tested alternative power arrangements to reduc... (more)
Savage 8620 8619 are stage with there train for the nocturnal run onto the Garfield and Bingham Branches on the Salt Lake Valleys west side.
A pair of newly repainted GE C40-8s pull a 57 car Roper to Denver manifest freight through Lakota Junction on May 2, 1998.