Three Rio Grande Tunnel Motors head eastbound through Gilluly, Utah, with a “dirt train” picked up at Sutro on the west side of the Soldier summit grade. With only five unpatched Rio Grande SD40T-... (more)
With late season thunderstorms rumbling over the Bookcliffs in the background, Union Pacific’s LJP45 “dirt train” local approaches Mounds, Utah, late on the afternoon of November 21, 2003. Rio Gra... (more)
The Rio Grande Zephyr train No. 18 glides east along the scenic Book Cliffs through Utah's Green River Desert on April 13, 1979.
The Denver & Rio Grande Western attempted to discontinue service of its Rio Grande Zephyr passenger trains between Grand Junction and Salt Lake City many times. One of the 'close calls' happened i... (more)
Twilight for No. 5371: The final Rio Grande locomotive (road number and paint) on the Union Pacific slumbers under the yard lights at Helper, Utah, in the twilight of November 5, 2007.
Four tunnel motors haul a grain train through Little 10 Curve all the while climbing the Front Range of the Colorado Rockies en-route to Fresno, CA. Scanned from a Kodachrome slide.
An eastbound manifest powers up on the approach to Spanish Fork Canyon on Feb. 19, 1977.
Rio Grande SW1200 No. 134 sets out loads and picks up empties at the Newspaper Agency Corp. warehouse in downtown Salt Lake City on Jan. 3, 1996.
After retrieving a long cut of bulkhead flats for loading gypsum board at Sigurd, the Salina Local departs Provo Yard on Feb. 19, 1977. The local will travel 20 miles along the mainline through Sp... (more)
Rio Grande's Denver to Salt Lake City 'Railblazer' train 103 rolls west through the Salt Lake Valley on April 23, 1987. The Railblazer trains delivered piggyback trailers overnight between the Uta... (more)
A quartet of Rio Grande EMDs lead SP's EUCHQ east through Sutro on Sept. 13, 1992.
Interior view of Rio Grande's Budd dining car 'Silver Banquet' cresting Soldier Summit on Sept. 4, 1976.
Interior view of Rio Grande's Budd dome observation car 'Silver Sky' cresting Soldier Summit on Sept. 4, 1976.
The Book Cliffs offer a nice complementary back drop for this shot of Rio Grande tunnel motor 5360 at Solitude, UT, scanned from a Kodachrome.
Viewed from Vista Dome observation car 'Silver Sky', the Rio Grande Zephyr climbs through scenic Price Canyon the evening of Sept. 4, 1976.