Three different varieties of General Electric power (AC4400CW, C40-8W, C44-9W) mingle at Provo Yard on July 4, 1997.
A Santa Fe GP9u finds itself in Provo, Utah on loan to the Utah Railway Company by the Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railway on May 11, 1997.
The westbound Rio Grande Zephyr was approaching a station stop at Thompson on this day led by a clean GP40 in place of the regular F9
Empty crude oil tanks headed for the Union Pacific’s Helper Yard. 21 empties and one very odd coil steel car apparently serving as a buffer. In past times, Helper Yard was often full of coal hoppe... (more)
Castlegate is a large cliff-like structure of Cretaceous age sandstone that nearly blocks the lower end of Price River Canyon in Utah. The Union Pacific’s Provo sub follows the Price River downstr... (more)
A pair of new MK Rail Liquid Natural Gas Powered MK1200G switchers pause briefly in Salt Lake City during transit to the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway in Los Angeles. The ATSF 1201 was built... (more)
Amid some of Spanish Fork Canyon’s early autumn color, an eastbound Union Pacific Board of Directors special passes through Castilla, Utah, on September 30, 2000. Powering the 15-car passenger tra... (more)
In an unusual visit to the west slope of the Wasatch Mountains, Union Pacific’s LJP45 local exits Thistle Tunnel on the long climb to Soldier Summit on May 5, 2004. Three Rio Grande SD40T-2 “Tunne... (more)
MK-50-3 # 5006 and # 5003 of the Utah Railway, built by Morrison Knudsen in Boise, Idaho in 1993/1994 as MK5000C with 5000 HP Caterpillar V12 3612, but rebuilt with EMD 3500 HP 16-645F3B prime mov... (more)
The two biggest player side by side in Helper, UT. C44-9W # 4557 of the BNSF leading an eastbound manifest, while SD70ACe # 8539 of the Union Pacific is standing in the yard.
With a fresh crew on board, a Utah Railway westward coal train slowly accelerates taking the train over the summit and down the western side of the pass.
A new GE ES44AH awaits its next assignment at Provo Yard.
Happy New Year from Echo Canyon!
A loaded IPPX coal train pulls upgrade toward the Nolan Tunnels with a pair of former Southern Pacific AC4400s leading.
The snow-covered Oquirrh Mountains provide a backdrop for an eastbound freight which is holding east of Smelter on the UP Lynndyl Sub.