Early in the morning, Rio Grande 3090 East, a 144 train, climbs the grade at Chicken Hollow, UT. Note how green and strewn with wildflowers the surrounding landscape is. The rains have been good t... (more)
GP40-2 No. 3090 leads a Rio Grande 144 train as it approaches Gilluly, UT. Soon the railroad will pass under Highway 6 and head in the opposite direction as part of the "loops" the railr... (more)
Early in the morning, a Rio Grande 144 train makes its way east at The Narrows, UT, as it attacks the grade on the west side of Soldier Summit. One of the hallmarks of the Grande--at least in thes... (more)
A Rio Grande 144 train is about to reach the summit of the Soldier Summit grade.
After picking up a pair of tunnel motors at Castilla for a rear helper, a Rio Grande 144 train accelerates up the western slope of the Soldier Summit grade.
A Rio Grande 144 train roars out of Castilla and starts the hard climb to Soldier Summit as moist clouds blanket the Wasatch Mountains surrounding it.