A Utah Railway Willow Creek coal empty meets a Union Pacific swing helper tucked away in the siding at Sutro. The 9012 is former Santa Fe Caterpillar powered SD45-2 #5855.
After setting out two flat cars of jersey barriers on the house track at Castilla, Rio Grande coal train #772 is back up to track speed, heading east through the Red Narrows at Rio.
A nicely matched trio of Rio Grande SD50s (5508, 5507, 5510) power the 'Dirt Train' local through the Jordan River Narrows just east of Riverton, Utah. D&RGW management posed the 'Prospector" pass... (more)
D&RGW 5508 leads an eastbound as it crosses the Eagle River two miles west of Minturn.
Cresting the summit on UP's (formerly SP's) Palmdale Cutoff, a "traditional, post 1989" lashup of SP diesels, bolstered by three "untouched by SP paint" DRGW SD50s does the work.
DRGW 5508/5506 and an SP unit head downhill from Tehachapi in the late afternoon.
DRGW 5508 W has been waiting for the SP 8008 to arrive off the mountain, to give them a shove to Donner Summit. The SD50 and B39-8 are good examples of Hi Tech power from the 1980's.
DRGW SD60s at the summit of Cajon Pass.
DRGW brakeman prepares to cut off helpers, DRGW 5508 and 5513. Colorado Springs Public Utlities load was headed for Nixon Generating Station. The Action Road at its finest!