After meeting Amtrak's eastbound California Zephyr in the passing siding, Rio Grande's Railblazer departs Riverton for the intermodal terminal at Roper Yard. I really liked the variety of power on... (more)
Rio Grande 3116 East ramps it up at Gomex for the 37 mile climb to Soldier Summit. At the time, we didn't know that within a week, the mainline through Thistle would be closed forever due to a mas... (more)
Got geeps? A Rio Grande eastbound manifest ducks under US Hwy. 6 and around the lower Gilluly horseshoe curve on the ascent to 7440 ft. Soldier Summit.
DRGW 3116,5317,3098,3107 work upgrade toward Soldier Summit with coal loads. The trailing SD45 had overheated and shut down and this job was at a crawl.
DRGW 3116,5317,3098,3107 team up to move a westbound coal train up Price River Canyon on the afternoon of June 8, 1990.
D&RGW didn't just stick to six axle power when it came to coal service, here 3 GP40-2 units assisted by a single SD45 are tackling the Soldier Summit grade westbound out of Helper. Power this day ... (more)
At the end of a successful day of photgraphy and minutes from both sunset and our hotel room the Rio Grande sends one more freight east to end the day.
Previously uploaded images from this date in November 1981 have shown the front end of the 20 locomotive #790 eastbound coal train climbing Tennessee Pass at several locations. With seven GPs on t... (more)
After a meet with eastbound #790 coal, eastbound slag train, behind 3116 3065 3126 and 3017 departs Tennessee Pass siding in July 1981. Once clear, #790 will be able to cut out its nine mid-train ... (more)
Close to sunset, the helper set from eastbound #36 heads back to Minturn in December 1981. Seen leaving Tennessee Pass are 3116 3057 3080 3048 3065 3094 and 5319.
SP Westbound Local Freight Train at Joliet, Illinois