A westbound SP coal train out of the Intermountain West has D&RGW SD45 No. 5344 on the point as it glides downhill a little west of Shed 10. This part of the Donner Pass line used to sport two mai... (more)
It is 5:35 in the morning at the Tucson Yard fuel racks as Rio Grande 5344 is being fueled and checked over before proceeding westbound towards Los Angeles. Photo taken with permission.
A place where time stood still.
An SP coal shuttle rambles along the North Fork Branch through rural Delta County east of Austin. The 44 car train, originating in Grand Junction, will load at Somerset.
A Rio Grande SD45/SD40T-2 combo lead a coal empty across the Bear Creek trestle on SP's North Fork Branch.
Easily the weirdest train I've ever witnessed on the D&RGW is this one right here. Rio Grande's 649 local descends the Mapleton Bench near Spanish Fork with an Amtrak Lounge Cafe car, three Kennec... (more)
While on vacation, driving toward the narrow gauge Mecca of Colorado, we stumbled across this oddball Rio Grande local departing Soldier Summit, bound for Helper. Go Rock Island!
The SP would soon be history, due to disappear into UP the following September. So I spent some time trying to get a few final pictures. I was looking for red noses lettered SP, but these DRGW i... (more)
On a crisp winter's day, 5344, 5359 and 3013, with eastbound #42, come to a stand at Minturn for crew change and the addition of helpers in February 1982.
Eastbound #42 freight enters Minturn Yard behind 5344, 5359 and 3013 in February 1982.
Rio Grande SD45 5344 leads a westbound coal train through Gold Run on a beautiful afternoon in the Sierra Nevada.
An independent SP will soon disappear. You have been waiting all afternoon for a final shot of Russell red and gray. The sun is getting low. Finally you hear a hard working westbound. And what... (more)