The railfan network worked perfectly for me, as I was informed about this train in plenty of time to pick a spot and get set up. Unfortunately the weather gods didn’t treat me as well; eastern Uta... (more)
Rio Grande EMD SD40T-2 No. 5371 flies over Bridge 607.28 east of Wash, Utah, as it leads the “dirt train” out through the desert to the junction with the Sunnyside Branch at Mounds on October 25, ... (more)
Traveling light engines on June 25, 2004, Union Pacific’s LJP45 “dirt train” local trundles into East Carbon under a spectacular thunderhead building over Utah’s Book Cliffs. Three Rio Grande SD40... (more)
No. 5371, the last Rio Grande locomotive in original numbers and paint on the Union Pacific system at the time, is teamed up with two UP SD40-2s and is being used as a rear helper pushing MNYPV (D... (more)
My first train of the year. A late afternoon manifest, nears Salt Lake Cities North Yard.
Racing into the sunset... Amtrak's westbound California Zephyr train No. 5 glides across the Utah desert at sundown as seen from the dome car Silver Lariat.
Potash local nearing the end of the Cane Creek Branch
The engine facilities in Ely are a real treasure, a window into the past almost unchanged since the days of steam. Beautiful # 40 heads in for a snooze while # 93 gets a little TLC.
Last night of the day as the stars come out.
UP 8447 takes charge of a slow moving grain shuttle as it descends the grade through Echo Canyon.
The UP Potash local passes some through some rugged terrain as it approaches its namesake industry.
Engineer Mel Baughman smiles from the cab of Rio Grande EMD SD40T-2 No. 5349 at East Carbon, Utah, on February 5, 2004. Around Helper, these sullied, weary, black locomotives parked over by the en... (more)
Goodbye, MelRailroading and I lost a friend last week. Mel Baughman was born in Rifle, Colorado, on November 2, 1948, and began working for the Rio Grande in 1967, subsequently becoming... (more)
The once a week Union Pacific Potash local nears the end of the Cane Creek Subdivision .
Silvery clouds move across the full moon, silhouetting # 618 against the night sky. This was a one shot chance as the loco pulled out just as I closed the shutter.